Sweden and Austria plan to buy Black Hawk helicopters for a total of two billion dollars

By Defence Industry Europe

On May 29, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. Department of State has approved a possible sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Sweden and Austria.


According to the DSCA, Sweden plans to purchase 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, 30 T700-GE-701D engines (24 installed and 6 spare), and 17 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). The value of this contract, which includes related equipment and support services, is estimated at USD 900 million.

Austria has received approval to purchase 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, 26 T700-GE-701D engines, 15 AN/AAR-57 Counter Missile Warning Systems (CMWS), and 30 H-764U Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation (EGI) with country-unique selective availability anti-spoofing modules or Future M-Code replacements. According to the DSCA, this procurement could be valued at USD 1.05 billion.

The Black Hawk helicopters are manufactured by Sikorsky, a subsidiary of the American defense giant Lockheed Martin.



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