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PZL Mielec completes 100th Polish built Black Hawk helicopter

Source: PZL Mielec

PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, has completed production of it's 100th Black Hawk utility helicopter. The S-70i variant is the first of two delivered to the Polish Armed Forces, on time, following a contract for four new aircraft, signed in December 2021.

 

The helicopters were manufactured in PZL Mielec and equipped in accordance with the contract. The configuration of both helicopters is identical to those already in use in the Polish Army.

„The delivery of two more Black Hawk helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces is the next mailstone in the development of the Polish production program of these helicopters,” said Janusz Zakrecki, PZL Mielec President, General Director. „On-time delivery also confirms the reliability of PZL Mielec as an industrial partner for the Polish Army,” added Janusz Zakrecki.

 

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With the delivery of two more helicopters, the fleet of Black Hawks in the Polish Armed Forces has increased to six aircraft, which leads to increasing the security of the country and its citizens. At the same time, through this delivery, PZL Mielec reached the number of one hundred S-70i Black Hawk helicopters produced and delivered from Poland.

PZL Mielec is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in Poland, as well as the largest Lockheed Martin production plant outside the United States. Since 2010, the company has delivered Black Hawk helicopters to 18 customers from 11 countries around the world. PZL Mielec also produced over 650 cabins and 520 tail cones and pylons for the Black Hawk program. In 2022, the company’s portfolio has been enriched with the production of main components for the global F-16 Block 70/72 program, such as the structure of the rear and central fuselage as well as the structure of the cockpit and its side panels with the front compartment.

 

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