Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Bahrain Will Buy UH-60Ms
Bahrain has agreed to buy nine Sikorsky UH-60Ms, the first international customer to purchase the new Black Hawk. The purchase is being made from the U.S. Army through the Foreign Military Sales process and valued at $204 million. The new aircraft has multi-mission capability including combat search and rescue. It features new technology that improves lift, engine power, protection and survivability. Sikorsky also plans to introduce a new Black Hawk specifically made for the international market. It will be produced in Mielec, Poland with deliveries beginning in 2010-2011. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show.