Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

US to accelerate UH-60M deliveries to Australia

When the decision was made to expedite the withdrawal of its MRH-90 Taipan helicopters, the Australian Army Aviation Corps (AAAC) was left with a significant capability gap, which was partly filled through expedited UH-60M deliveries, including the accelerated delivery of nine additional Black Hawks by March 2024

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US Army axes FARA and UH-60V upgrade in favour of more UH-60Ms, CH-47Fs

The US Army revealed plans to rebalance its aviation modernisation investments on February 8, including the cancellation of its multi-billion dollar Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programme – which was set to see a fly-off competition between Bell’s 360 Invictus and Sikorsky’s Raider X offerings in the near future – and also the axing of the service’s plan to upgrade hundreds of Black Hawks to UH-60V standard

Albania receives first Black Hawks from US Army

A pair of surplus UH-60A Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters, which were formerly operated by the US Army, were delivered to Rinas Air Base, near Tirana in Albania, on January 13

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US Army plots major UH-60 Black Hawk fleet reduction

The US Army is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its UH-60 Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopter fleet by approximately 7.5%. This reduction will include roughly 157 legacy UH-60A+ and UH-60L airframes, all of which are operated by the Army’s active-duty component

Malaysia leases additional Black Hawks for Army use

The Malaysian MOD signed a lease agreement with Malaysia-based defence services provider, Aerotree Group, for the supply of four second-hand Sikorsky UH-60A+ Black Hawk battlefield utility helicopters, which will be operated by the Malaysian Army Aviation

First US Army UH-60Vs for Wiesbaden arrive in Germany

Company A ‘Aces’ of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment’s at Wiesbaden Army Airfield in central Germany received an initial batch of three UH-60V Black Hawks on June 4, when the battlefield utility helicopters arrived aboard a USAF-operated C-17A Globemaster III

New York ARNG UH-60Ms return from Kuwait deployment

The New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, ended its ten-month mission to the Middle East when a transition of authority ceremony was held at Camp Buehring in Kuwait on May 6

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Defending the Amazon: Inside Brazilian Army Aviation Command

Dirk Jan de Ridder visits the Brazilian Army Aviation Command in the heart of the Amazon, 30 years after it permanently started operating helicopters from the capital of the rainforest

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Nine killed in Black Hawk collision over Kentucky

Nine US Army personnel were killed on March 29, when two HH-60M Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopters collided in darkness at 2200hrs (local time) near Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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Malaysian Army chief announces Black Hawk acquisition

Chief of the Malaysian Army, Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zamrose Mohd Zain, announced on March 11 that the service’s Army Aviation branch will get four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, with the newly acquired utility helicopters expected to arrive in-country from May or June 2023