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Sikorsky wins a $387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH-60M helicopters

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Sikorsky wins a $387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH-60M helicopters
 
Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $387,181,200 contract to exercise the option for 35 UH-60M helicopters, the US Department of Defense announce yesterday on its website. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.
     
Sikorsk wins a 387mn contract from US Army for 35 UH 60M helicopter 640 001A US Army's Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk multirole helicopter
     
The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity, said the US DoD.

The UH-60M utility helicopter is the most modern variant of the famous Black Hawk family. The UH-60M is designed to replace the older UH-60A model and is the centerpiece of the US Army's long-term effort to modernize the service's medium-lift helicopter fleet. Sikorsky Aircraft has manufactured Black Hawk helicopters since 1978.

The UH-60M has multi-mission capabilities and features improved design wide chord rotor blades, improved durability gearbox, Integrated Vehicle Management Systems computer, and new glass cockpit. It is powered by T-1700-GE-701D engines (2,000 shp each).