UH-60 Black Hawk

US Army names Bell’s V-280 Valor as Black Hawk successor

The US Army revealed on December 5 that it has awarded the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft contract to Bell Textron and its V-280 Valor tiltrotor – a platform that will eventually replace the service’s Black Hawk helicopters and shape the future of US Army Aviation operations

Helicopters gather in the Netherlands as Exercise Autumn Falcon kicks off

Over 1,000 military personnel and almost 40 helicopters are currently participating in Exercise Autumn Falcon at various locations across the Netherlands

Portugal orders six Black Hawks to help fight fires

Six Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks have been ordered by the Portuguese Air Force to provide additional support to the country’s resources in fighting rural wildfires

US approves sale of 40 UH-60Ms to Australia

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible $1.95bn Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters

Lithuania’s first UH-60Ms near completion

Lithuania’s Ministry of Defence announced on August 16 that the first three UH-60M Black Hawks for the Lithuanian Air Force have been transferred from the Sikorsky factory to the modification facility in Huntsville, Alabama, for completion

US Army completes UH-60V IOT&E testing

The US Army’s Utility Helicopters Project Office recently completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the Sikorsky UH-60V Black Hawk utility helicopter that successfully demonstrated and assessed the aircraft’s ability to meet its design requirements

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ANALYSIS: How Black Hawk cockpits are entering the digital age

The use of digital cockpit technology in the US military’s UH-60 helicopter has modernised a legacy platform and served as a test case for future rotary platform systems

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DARPA completes unmanned flight with Black Hawk

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed the first ever flight of an unmanned Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter using its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System

South Korean UH-60Ps land on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Republic of Korea Navy-operated Sikorsky UH-60P Black Hawks landed on the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) for the first time this week during an at-sea Defence Engagement