Latvia receives first two UH-60M Black Hawks

Latvia receives first two UH-60M Black Hawks

13-Dec-2022 Source:

The Baltic state of Latvia has received its first two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Lielvārde air base.  The delivery was made by a Boeing C-17 Gloebmaster transport aircraft operated by the US Air Force Air Mobility Command from Charleston, South Carolina

The helicopters carry serial numbers 105 and 106, and join four Mil Mi-17-1V helicopters to bring the country’s rotary wing fleet to six.  The second pair of Black Hawks is due later in 2023

In March 2018, the DSCA cleared the proposed $200M sale.  The full specification included four (4) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), ten (10) T700-GE-701D engines (8 installed and 2 spares), ten (10) Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigation Systems (8 installed and 2 spares).  Also included is one (1) Aviation Mission Planning System, five (5) Talon Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) (4 production and 1 spare), ten (10) AN/ARC-201D/E (8 production and 2 spares), ten (10) AN/ARC-231 radios (8 production and 2 spares), five (5) AN/APX-123A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder (4 production and 1 spare), five (5) AN/ARC-220 Radio (4 production and 1 spare), twenty (20) AN/AVS-6 Helmet Mounted Night Vision Devices, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, ground support equipment, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

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