Black Hawk

GKN and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk Contract

GKN and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk Contract

20-Jul-2022Source: GKN

  GKN Aerospace has announced that it has signed an extension to a long-term agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company to supply composite structure components for the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter. GKN Aerospace is a supplier for structural components and has a long history of supporting the Sikorsky helicopter. The composite components are manufactured at the GKN... Read more

US Army signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

US Army signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

28-Jun-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The United States government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Sikorsky continues to modernize and enhance the... Read more

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

9-May-2022Source: US Army

In August of 2005, then eight-year-old Jonathan Murray was on the playground of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school when he heard the distinctive hum of a fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the first time. He watched in amazement as the aircraft flew overhead and knew they were tasked with a vital mission:... Read more

PAF eyes more Black Hawk trainings with US Army Pacific

PAF eyes more Black Hawk trainings with US Army Pacific

2-Mar-2022Source: Philippine News Agency

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is looking to have more training opportunities with the United States Army Pacific Command (USARPAC), as it is poised to get more S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters. This is among the matters discussed by PAF commander Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony Canlas and USARPAC chief Gen. Charles Flynn during the... Read more

Philippine DND Signs Contract For 32 Black Hawk Helicopters

Philippine DND Signs Contract For 32 Black Hawk Helicopters

23-Feb-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract award with the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) to manufacture 32 additional S-70i™ Black Hawk® utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force. Delivery of all 32 aircraft by 2026 will dramatically increase the operational capacity of the Philippine Air Force to perform search... Read more

Sikorsky and DARPA Fly OPV Black Hawk With Supervised Autonomy

Sikorsky and DARPA Fly OPV Black Hawk With Supervised Autonomy

18-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Sitting on the runway in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, one of Sikorsky’s pilots in an S-70™ BLACK HAWK® helicopter flips the optionally piloted cockpit switch from two to zero, exits the aircraft and walks across the runway. Moments later, the Model A BLACK HAWK aircraft, identifiable by DARPA’s logo and tail number N60-OPV, completes a pre-flight... Read more

Air Industries Group wins long-term Black Hawk component contract

Air Industries Group wins long-term Black Hawk component contract

8-Feb-2022Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (NYSE American: AIRI), an integrated Tier 1 manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for mission-critical aerospace and defense applications, and a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, announced that its Long Island-based subsidiary, Air Industries Machining Corp., has been awarded a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) to manufacture flight-critical products for the... Read more

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

21-Jan-2022Source: Helitak

Arista Aviation Services (Arista) and Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment (Helitak) have entered into a Cooperation Agreement to modify and provide aerial firefighting helicopters with expandable underbelly fire suppression tanks. As a leader in Sikorsky Black Hawk UH-60 airframe modifications, Arista retrofits different configurations, including the aerial firefighting platform and views the Helitak FT4500 as a... Read more

Vita Inclinata receives 2021 MarCOM Gold award for Black Hawk training video

Vita Inclinata receives 2021 MarCOM Gold award for Black Hawk training video

19-Jan-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announced the company has received a prestigious 2021 MarCOM Gold award for its Black Hawk Helicopter Rescue Ops Training video. Sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP), the award recognizes outstanding achievements by creative professionals... Read more

PZL Mielec confirms Romanian S-70M Black Hawk order

PZL Mielec confirms Romanian S-70M Black Hawk order

20-Dec-2021Source: PZL Mielec

PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, has received an order for six new-generation S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopters from Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. This first order follows the recent signing of a four-year framework agreement that will see up to 12 Polish-built S-70M Black Hawks supplied to Romania over the next four years. The... Read more

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

20-Dec-2021Source: Michigan National Guard

When the Latvian Air Force recently purchased new UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, the call went out for a potential UH-60 maintenance training location in the United States. The Michigan Army National Guard’s (MIARNG) Company B, 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment was chosen in part due to the long standing partnership Michigan has cultivated with Latvia... Read more

FAA Issues Certificate of Airworthiness for the First Type Certified S-70M Black Hawk

FAA Issues Certificate of Airworthiness for the First Type Certified S-70M Black Hawk

9-Dec-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate. FAA certification, and the establishment of a pilot type rating, are expected to broaden the market for the military-designed... Read more

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

25-Nov-2021Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) have signed a reseller agreement allowing CIAC to purchase Black Hawk® helicopter spare parts from Sikorsky for resale to the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police. Advance procurement and storage of the material in Bogota, including... Read more

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

10-Nov-2021Source: Helitak

Australian company Helitak has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to include seven additional Sikorsky Black Hawk Type Certificates on the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk STC that was awarded in May 2021 bringing the total to 10 UH-60 or EH-60 models now approved for operation. With the receipt of the AML Amendment, operators... Read more

Romania confirms S70 Black Hawk purchase

Romania confirms S70 Black Hawk purchase

10-Nov-2021Source: Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs

Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs signed a four-year framework agreement with PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, that will lead to the procurement of up to 12 new-generation Black Hawk utility helicopters, manufactured in Poland and delivered in partnership with Romaero and Deltamed. This exclusive agreement with PZL Mielec, for the supply of medium/heavy maritime... Read more

Last of 16 new Black Hawks arrives in Phliippines

Last of 16 new Black Hawks arrives in Phliippines

10-Nov-2021Source: Philippine News Agency

The delivery of the 16 Polish-made S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters in the country has been completed, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) said on Tuesday. In an interview with reporters, PAF spokesperson, Col. Maynard Mariano said the last batch of five S-70i “Black Hawk” helicopters were transported to the Clark Air Base in Angeles... Read more

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

11-Oct-2021Source: US Army

The U.S. Army unveiled the newest variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, the UH-60V, during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. EAATS received six UH-60Vs from the Utility Helicopter Program Office in late July, and since then, the school’s instructor pilots have been training on... Read more

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

30-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK® configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial... Read more

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

US Army equips first UH-60V unit

30-Jul-2021Source: US Army

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopters Project Office (UHPO) began fielding the first Army National Guard unit with UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters July 27. The UHPO delivered five UH-60Vs to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Eastern ARNG Aviation Training Site (EAATS) at Fort Indiantown Gap, which becomes the first unit equipped and organically assigned... Read more

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

30-Jul-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The contract will improve fleet sustainment resulting from local storage of commonly required spare parts, assistance from a regional Sikorsky field service technician, and direct technical... Read more

Ace Aero flight deck approved for Austrian Black Hawks

Ace Aero flight deck approved for Austrian Black Hawks

7-Apr-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC is proud to announce the Republic of Austria has granted a fielding Airworthiness Release (AWR) for its integrated flight deck, the ACE DECK VL-60, as installed in Austria’s S-70A Black Hawk helicopters. The AWR marks the formal acceptance of the first of 12 aircraft slated for modernization with Ace Aeronautics’ ACE DECK... Read more

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

10-Dec-2020Source: Philippines Government

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will formally accept into service on Thursday six Polish-made Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters delivered last month. The acceptance, turnover, and blessing ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at the Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga, PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Aristides Galang said in an... Read more

First batch of Black Hawks arrives in the Philippines

First batch of Black Hawks arrives in the Philippines

17-Nov-2020Source: PG-INTEL

The Philippines has taken supply of the primary of 16 Polish-built S-70i Black Hawk transport helicopters it has on order, with one other as a result of arrive within the subsequent month. See Full Story. ... Read more

FAA approves Ace Aeronautics flight deck for Black Hawk

FAA approves Ace Aeronautics flight deck for Black Hawk

17-Nov-2020Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is pleased to announce Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) # PQ03906SW Supplement # 1 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the production of the FAA STC # SR01944WI, G5000H Integrated Flight Deck (ACE DECK VL-60) “We are extremely happy to offer the FAA certified ACE DECK VL-60 kit to installers around the... Read more

PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

29-Oct-2020Source: PS Engineering

XP Services announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval that includes PS Engineering’s state-of-the-art PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker®. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. As part of a complete avionics’ suite upgrade, the PAC45A is an FAA TOSA DAL C,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for UH-60M Black Hawk

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for UH-60M Black Hawk

23-Oct-2020Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $13,739,845 modification (P00152) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2020.  Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $13,739,845 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

22-Oct-2020Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services announce FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval of the Genesys modernized avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. While available as a complete avionics suite upgrade, the avionics building block design provides Black Hawk operators the flexibility of an incremental upgrade path to support constrained budgets and installation... Read more

Genesys flight testing their avionics suite on Black Hawks

Genesys flight testing their avionics suite on Black Hawks

29-May-2020Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services commenced certification flight testing, marking the final phase in the certification process of the Genesys avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. After many months of ground and flight testing, XP Services and Genesys Aerosystems are jointly testing the final version of the cockpit architecture to achieve the... Read more

US Army test launches UAS from Black Hawk

US Army test launches UAS from Black Hawk

22-May-2020Source: US Army

Dozens of sets of eyes looked skyward at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, in early March to watch the forward launch of an unmanned aircraft system from a helicopter and from a moving vehicle on the ground. “This may seem like just another event – like ‘well, we’ve done another experiment, we’ve done another demonstration’ –... Read more

High tech breathes new life into aging helicopter fleet

High tech breathes new life into aging helicopter fleet

1-May-2020Source: US Army

The Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters. As a first step in this endeavor, an operational Black Hawk helicopter and a separate fuselage began an 800-mile journey Tuesday from Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas to Wichita, Kansas. Through a partnership... Read more

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

4-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to... Read more

Safety message extends lifecycle for Black Hawk parts

Safety message extends lifecycle for Black Hawk parts

24-Oct-2019Source: US Army

Recent guidance from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command breathes additional life into several dynamic components of the Black Hawk helicopter, ultimately improving readiness for the workhorse of Army aviation. An AMCOM safety message dated Sept. 9, updated the time to change out or retire more than 20 parts, increasing component time for aircraft... Read more

Simplex Announces FAA STC for Internal Firefighting Tank for the Black Hawk

Simplex Announces FAA STC for Internal Firefighting Tank for the Black Hawk

2-Oct-2019Source: Simplex ® Aerospace

Simplex ® Aerospace has announced that they have received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR02657SE for an internal Fire Attack System (FAS) for the UH-60 A Blackhawk. The Model 370i FAS is certified for installation and operation on the Timberline Helicopters Inc. TC type. Simplex will be working quickly to add... Read more

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

30-Sep-2019Source: US Army

Combat aviators here are conducting operational tests of Army modernization efforts using three UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters. The UH-60V Black Hawk will retrofit the Army’s remaining UH-60L helicopter fleet’s analog cockpits with a digital cockpit, similar to the UH-60M helicopter. Retrofitting aircraft that are already owned by the Army is a major cost saving measure... Read more

PZL Mielec Displays Single-Station Stores Pylon for Armed Black Hawk

PZL Mielec Displays Single-Station Stores Pylon for Armed Black Hawk

11-Sep-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

During the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) displayed an S-70i™ Armed Black Hawk® helicopter fitted with a single-station external stores pylon. Designed at PZL Mielec as a lighter weight, lower cost alternative to currently fielded dual-station external wings, a single-station pylon attached to one or both sides... Read more

1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

15-Jul-2019Source: US Military

Soldiers of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered on a cool summer day at Illesheim Army Airfield to honor the career of their commander, and one of the Army’s senior aviators. Col. Chris Black, who piloted his first flight in 1994, conducted his final flight today as an Army aviator. As he... Read more

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

24-Jun-2019Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders totaling approximately $14 million from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Deliveries under these orders will commence in 2020 and... Read more

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

11-Jun-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope... Read more

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

26-Apr-2019Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that its Integrated Structures and Metallics Division located in Jacksonville, Florida was presented with Sikorsky’s Black Hawk Program Supplier of the Year Award. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), stated in a recent press release that “Kaman was chosen for this special recognition due... Read more

Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

13-Mar-2019Source: Skycore Aviation

Skycore Aviation, Ltd. and HeliStream, Inc. announced an agreement to jointly provide UH-60A Black Hawks and their Black Hawk operational capabilities for firefighting in the state of California. In this valuable partnership, each company is leveraging its core competencies to deliver first in class service. Skycore is very excited to team with HeliStream fighting fires... Read more

Sikorsky Expands iFly™ Performance Calculator

Sikorsky Expands iFly™ Performance Calculator

11-Mar-2019Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) issued a beta version of its iFly Sikorsky™ performance calculator for the S-70i™ Black Hawk® helicopter. Available from the Apple Store as an iPad tablet app, iFly Sikorsky gives S-70i administrators, pilots and mission planners a quick and easy method to configure aircraft cabin layout and installed mission... Read more

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

11-Mar-2019Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose... Read more

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

16-Jan-2019Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Triumph Integrated Systems with a five-year contract for indefinite quantity and delivery of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The contract, valued at more than $77 million, will enable... Read more

California Army National Guard newest helicopters

California Army National Guard newest helicopters

17-Dec-2018Source: California Army National Guard

Two of the Army’s newest helicopters worked their first wildfire missions recently as the California National Guard supported state agencies battling the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California. A pair of UH-60M Black Hawk medium-lift helicopters from the California Army National Guard’s 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, deployed from Joint Forces Training Base,... Read more

Widow sues Sikorsky over 2017 Black Hawk accident

Widow sues Sikorsky over 2017 Black Hawk accident

12-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Widow Jessica Tomlin is suing Sikorsky for unspecified monetary damages after the crash and death of her husband, Spc. Jeremy Tomlin in April last year. She is joined by two solider who were critically injured during the crash and their wives, Capt. Terikazu Onoda and Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas. According to the lawsuit, they... Read more

Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks

Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks

4-Dec-2018Source: US Army

U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer. The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

3-Dec-2018Source: US Army

UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army’s front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up, said service officials at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.The helicopter is a regular fixture every year at Fort McCoy, Wis., particularly during major exercises such as the Combat Support Training Exercise. Black Hawk crews... Read more

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

3-Oct-2018Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), totaling approximately $8 million for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The HIRSS is a defensive countermeasures system... Read more

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

US Army conducts first operational test of UH60V Black Hawk

18-Sep-2018Source: US Army

Experimental test pilots from Redstone Test Center (RTC) here teamed with operational pilots, crewmembers and ground troops from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), Fort Bragg, N.C. to put two prototype UH–60V Black Hawk helicopters through their paces during a recent limited user test (LUT). The UH–60V digital Black Hawk will refit the U.S. Army’s... Read more

Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

17-Sep-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements. Sikorsky launched the #MyBlackHawkStory social media campaign and is... Read more

US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

US Army Black Hawks to receive upgraded Doppler navigation system

8-Aug-2018Source: BAE Systems

The U.S. Army has selected BAE Systems to provide touch screen computer display units (CDU) as an upgrade to the company’s ASN-128 Doppler GPS Navigation System on Black Hawk helicopters. The self-contained, all-weather, day or night navigation system enables Black Hawk pilots to view real-time flight plan data. This task order, which was awarded to... Read more

US State Department to possibly sell UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia

US State Department to possibly sell UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia

6-Aug-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of four (4) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Latvia has requested to... Read more

SNC Submits Sierra Force™ Helicopter in Final Bid

SNC Submits Sierra Force™ Helicopter in Final Bid

24-Jul-2018Source: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has submitted its Sierra Force helicopter in its final bid and proposal to replace the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) UH-1N Huey fleet. Sierra Force is an innovative solution to the USAF’s need for a cost-effective, multi-mission aircraft, utilizing a modernized and remanufactured UH-60L Black Hawk. “We are very proud of the... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

23-Jul-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK® helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find... Read more

Northrop Grumman Delivers Software for UH-60V

Northrop Grumman Delivers Software for UH-60V

23-Jul-2018Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered software to the U.S. Army for the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter to enter Limited User Testing (LUT) ― a critical milestone leading into production. As the supplier of the Integrated Avionics Suite for the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, Northrop Grumman has delivered software for the helicopter to enter... Read more

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

23-Jul-2018Source: Meggitt PLC

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, today announces a $21m contract with Defense Logistics Agency (‘DLA’) Richmond, Virginia to supply fuel cell equipment for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter until 2022. Meggitt’s crashworthy, self-seal fuel tanks, which meet the ultra-rigorous standards... Read more

Black Hawk bid for Romanian Army includes new maintenance centre

Black Hawk bid for Romanian Army includes new maintenance centre

2-Jul-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Romanian Army is looking to purchase 70-80 military helicopters in the next 15 years. In the running for the contract are Lockheed, Bell and Airbus. Bell and Airbus both offer to build helicopters within Brasov for the army. Lockheed however is offering to renovate the Romanian company Romaero Bucharest into a new maintenance and... Read more

Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

10-Apr-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today launched at FIDAE 2018 a two-month promotional tour of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru to raise awareness of the Black Hawk helicopter’s effectiveness as an aerial firefighting platform. Many of the Black Hawk helicopters delivered to the region’s militaries and government agencies over the last... Read more

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