Poland will buy more S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

According to information published by TVP World on December 15, 2021, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak approved the contract for the acquisition of four S-70i Black Hawk helicopters.

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Poland will buy more S 70i Black Hawk helicopters1 S-70i Black Hawk helicopter (Picture source: Julian Herzog)

Based on the battle-proven BLACK HAWK helicopter, the S-70i helicopter has been designed with the specific features and capabilities most requested by international military customers, at an affordable price.

The S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopter is the latest addition to this proud lineage of multi-mission aircraft that continues to serve 27 nations around the world. The Polish Company PZL Mielec delivered the first three S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to an undisclosed launch customer in August 2011.

The S-70i Black Hawk is powered by two T700-GE701D turboshaft engines equipped with C controls which develop each a maximum power of 1,447 kW. The S-70i can fly at a maximum cruise speed of 277 km/h. The AEO (All Engines Operating) service ceiling of the helicopter is 13,200ft. The helicopter has a maximum range of 459 km.