Sikorsky to supply US Army with 120 additional H-60M Black Hawk helicopters

The U.S. Department of Defense on June 27 announced that Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $2,278,598,185 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 120 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related support for fiscal years 2022-2026, including options for an additional 135 aircraft.

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Sikorsky to supply US Army with 120 additional UH 60M Black Hawk helicopters USAARL Research Pilots flying UH-60M Black Hawks are qualified in dynamic hoist operations and work closely with outside organizations on developing best practices. (Picture source: DVIDS/Scott C Childress, Medical Research and Development Command)

Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $478,127,856 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (Awarded June 26, 2022).

The UH-60M variant features an improved design OF wide chord rotor blades, T700-GE-701D engines (max 2,000 shp or 1,500 kW each), an improved durability gearbox, Integrated Vehicle Health Management System (IVHMS) computer, and a new glass cockpit. Production began in 2006.