The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded foreign military sales contract worth $193.8 million to supply 17 UH-60M Black Hawks, medium-lift, rotary-wing helicopters, to Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday.
“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 statement reads.
Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2022. Fiscal 2018 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $11,163,000 were obligated at the time of the award, it added.
The UH-60M has multi-mission capabilities and features a new airframe, advanced digital avionics and a powerful propulsion system. It can be used to perform tactical transport, utility, combat search-and-rescue, airborne assault, command-and-control, medical evacuation, aerial sustainment, search-and-rescue, disaster relief and fire-fighting. It offers improved situational awareness and greater survivability.