The first two of nine UH-60M utility helicopters ordered by Slovakia in a February 2015 US Foreign Military Sale deal worth $261 million were accepted by Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gajdos in a ceremony on August 3 at Prešov Air Base. The helicopters were delivered to Slovakia on July 6, 2017 after arriving by sea from the United States in Bremerhaven, Germany, a few days before. Included in the deal is a training and spares package covering the next two years. Four crews are already qualified on the aircraft and more are being trained in the United States. Two more Black Hawks are due next year, with the balance of five machines arriving in 2019.
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