On the battlefield, the Black Hawk UH/HH-60M enables commanders to get to the fight quicker and to mass effects. A single Black Hawk can transport an entire 11-Soldier, fully equipped infantry squad in all-weather conditions. Since 2007, this aircraft has fought its way in and out of countless combat zones to deliver and extract troops, save lives as a medical evacuation platform, provide critical supplies to troops, deliver emergency supplies during natural disasters, and perform as an aerial firefighter. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Daniel Proper)
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The Black Hawk UH/HH-60M multirole helicopter serves as the U.S. Army’s primary frontline, medium-lift, utility helicopter supporting assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units. Designed and manufactured to meet evolving warfighting needs, the UH/HH-60M is a modernized version of the legacy Black Hawk helicopter intended to be Joint Forces capable and execute missions 24-hours a day under all-weather conditions. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Kyle Abraham)
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The UH/HH 60M is a digitally networked platform with greater range and lift to support maneuver commanders through air assault, command and control, general support, and
aeromedical evacuation. It has a powerful propulsion system that can be used to perform tactical transport, utility, search and rescue, airborne assault, command and control, medical evacuation, aerial sustainment, disaster relief, and firefighting. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rose Di Trolio)
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aeromedical evacuation. It has a powerful propulsion system that can be used to perform tactical transport, utility, search and rescue, airborne assault, command and control, medical evacuation, aerial sustainment, disaster relief, and firefighting. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rose Di Trolio)
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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Representatives from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Aviation and Sikorsky signed a five-year multibillion-dollar deal to procure 120 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the Army.

The contract value for expected deliveries is approximately $2.3 billion and includes options for an additional 135 aircraft which will be available to Army, other government agency and foreign military sales customers, with the total contract value potentially reaching $4.4 billion.

The contract marks the tenth time the Army has entered into a multiyear agreement for the Black Hawk H-60 aircraft, which provides significant savings over year-to-year contracts.

“This Multi-Year agreement allows the Army to meet current and future capability needs through upgrades, remanufacturing, replacement, and technology insertions, “said Col. Calvin Lane, the Utility Helicopters project manager. “The efficiencies of this contract make the best use of limited resources, and result in direct savings to the Army and to taxpayers.”

Actual procurement quantities will be determined year-by-year over the life of the program based on funding allocations set by Congress and Pentagon acquisition priorities. The deliveries are scheduled to begin in July and will continue through 2027.

The H-60M helicopter was first fielded in 2007 and it is the latest and most modern in a series of Black Hawk variants that have been in the Army aviation fleet since 1978. The M model provides increased situational awareness as well as additional payload and range capability. The Army currently has 1185 H-60M helicopters with a procurement goal of 1375.