4-Jun-2015 Source: AGD
AGD SYSTEMS announces offer of UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters for Government contract services and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.
AGD SYSTEMS together with its teaming partner BHI have secured more than (30+) UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters making that the largest acquisition of UH-60 Helicopters by a private civilian organization in history to date.
The UH-60 Black Hawk’s will operate under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) registration-certification for contract work and operation in the Continental United States. The UH-60A Black Hawk’s will also be marketed for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to several countries pursuant to International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations with the approval of the U.S. Department of State and Office of Defense Cooperation.
The U.S. Army started divesting the UH-60A models from operational inventory in 2014, even though most have been completely overhauled and have many years of service life remaining. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. The UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army’s tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk.
The Black Hawk helicopter series can perform a wide array of missions, including the tactical transport of troops, electronic warfare, and aeromedical evacuation. In air assault operations, it can move a squad of 11 combat troops or reposition a 105 mm M119 howitzer with 30 rounds ammunition, and a four-man crew in a single lift. The Black Hawk is equipped with advanced avionics and electronics for increased survivability and capability, such as the Global Positioning System.
Mark Daniels, CEO of AGD SYSTEMS was quoted saying, “We are pleased to be part of such a significant program with our teaming partner BHI and have the opportunity to offer these Black Hawk’s to industry and FMS customers.” Daniels further stated, “just as we previously did with AeroGroup, we continue to strive to be the “first” to provide unique services as a civilian government contractor. As a continuing evolution from F-16 Pilot training, Aggressor “TopGun” Tactical Training, to our recent endeavor in Aerial Refueling with the former RAF L1011 Tankers, we look forward to the opportunities that the Black Hawk Helicopters will bring as there are plans to continue to acquire many more now and in the future,” said Daniels.
About AGD SYSTEMS CORPORATION
AGD SYSTEMS CORPORATION (www.agdsystems.com) is an emerging international company that focuses its business case in the transportation sector providing services to government and commercial industry. AGD Systems recently acquired AeroGroup Incorporated (www.aerogroupinc.com) AeroGroup has been supporting military pilot training, research and development programs since 1999. AeroGroup was the first civilian commercial company to perform F-16 training programs in the Continental United States for the Dutch Air Force and OCONUS F-16MLU training for the Belgian Air Component. AGD Systems provides assets for military operations under government contracts, including; sales, services, training, maintenance, parts, subject matter experts, consultants, logistics, technology design, testing, development, and research.