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U.S. Government approves sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to Jordan


The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 7.

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U.S. Government approves sale of UH 60M Black Hawk helicopter to Jordan

A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter from 2nd Battalion (Assault), 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, makes its approach into a Forward Operating Base in Eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2013 (Picture source: U.S. Army/Capt. Peter Smedberg, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade)


The Government of Jordan has requested to buy one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter in standard U.S. Army configuration with standard Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), including two T700-GE-701D engines and one Common Missile Warning System. Also included is one AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Set; one AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Set; two AN-ARC-231 Radios; two AN-ARC-201D Radios; one AN/APX-123A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder; two Embedded Global Positioning System with Inertial Navigation (EGIs); one Common Missile Warning System User Data Module; Aviation Mission Planning System (AMPS); AMPS software development and support services; and other related elements of logistical, engineering, and program support. The estimated total cost is $23 million.

This UH-60M will supplement Jordan’s existing Royal Squadron fleet of Black Hawk helicopters and be used to facilitate the movement of the Jordanian Royal Family in a safe and efficient manner. Jordan already has the UH-60M capability and will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces.

The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company, Stratford, CT, and General Electric Aircraft Company, Lynn, MA. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Jordan.