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Saudi Arabia to buy 17 Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters for $194 million

Lockheed subsidiary Sikorsky has been awarded a $194 million contract for 17 UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a press release.

“Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $193,850,000 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for eight Saudi Arabian National Guard and nine Royal Saudi Land Forces Airborne Special Security Forces unique UH-60M aircraft,” the Thursday, January 11 release said.

Work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2022.

The ubiquitous Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter which entered U.S. Army service in 1979. The UH-60 family has been exported to at least 26 nations. Black Hawks have been deployed in combat around the world, including in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans and Afghanistan.

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