On September 7, 2002, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified
the US Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) involving UH-60L Black
Hawk helicopters to Brazil as well as associated equipment and services.
The government of Brazil requested a potential sale of 10 UH-60Ls, 20
T700-GE-701C engines, 25 spare T700-GE-701C spare engines, 22 7.62mm M134
machine guns, search and rescue equipment, litters and hoists, spare and repair
parts, tools and support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel
training and training equipment, contractor engineering and technical support
and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated value of this
FMS, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $250 million.
Brazil would use the UH-60Ls to fulfill its commitments for search and rescue
and self-defense within the region without being dependent upon assistance of
other countries. The Army of Brazil will improve its air mobility while gaining
additional close air support capability installing small caliber guns aboard
There are no known offset agreements related to this potential FMS. Sikorsky and
General Electric will be the principle contractors for above noted aircraft and
engines. The US Congress approval of this FMS is mandatory in order to conclude
the sale of UH-60L helicopters to Brazil.
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