Sweden Orders Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Aircraft recently announced that the U.S. Government has agreed to sell 15 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the Swedish Armed forces. The Swedish Armed Forces will use the aircraft for medical evacuation, utility, and search and rescue missions. Sikorsky will deliver six of the helicopters in 2011 and the remaining in 2012. The sale represents the introduction of the latest and most technologically advanced Black Hawk model into Europe.

Sikorsky UH60L Black Hawk

The UH-60M helicopter is the latest version in the long and highly successful Black Hawk family. It provides additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, improved handling qualities and situational awareness, active vibration control, and improved survivability compared with the predecessor UH-60L model.

Sweden will become the 26th nation to operate Black Hawk helicopters and only the second in Europe, where Austria operates UH-60L models.

Photo: (c) Sikorsky
Source: Sikorsky

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