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US green lights Lithuanian UH-60M purchase

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopters and related equipment to Lithuania.

Jordanian UH-60M purchase gets US approval

The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift utility helicopter and related equipment to Jordan.

Lockheed Martin contracted to produce Indian MH-60Rs

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Lockheed Martin to produce MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters for the Indian Navy and the US Navy.

Jolly Green II completes extreme climate trials

A Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II – the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter – has completed a month-long trial, pushing the platform through extreme weather conditions.

CH-53K successfully completes aerial refuelling test

Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion has successfully completed air-to-air refuelling tests, demonstrating the platform’s long-range capabilities for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

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Clash of the Titans!

A pair of heavyweight champions are vying to replace the Luftwaffe’s ageing Sikorsky CH-53s. Khalem Chapman details the contenders in Germany’s heavy-lift transport helicopter replacement programme.

Bell, Sikorsky progress in FARA competition

The US Army has selected Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X to progress through to the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme.

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Israel's Workhorse at 50!

Combat Aircraft Journal reports on the CH-53 Yas’ur, which marked a half-century of service with the Israeli Air Force last October.

FLRAA: Modernising the Army

As part of the US Army’s large-scale recapitalisation of its aviation assets, it’s preparing to choose its next-generation medium-lift helicopter under the FLRAA programme, as Khalem Chapman reports.

USAF introduces Jolly Green II, awards LRIP Lot 2 contract

The US Air Force (USAF) has named the HH-60W – its new combat rescue helicopter – and has awarded Sikorsky a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract as flight-testing continues.