Sweden was the first export customer for the UH-60M Black Hawk. Seen here in June 2012 during a tactical assault demonstration at F3 Linköping-Malmen AB (Image © Marcel Burger)

Brazil wants Black Hawks for security

Sweden was the first export customer for the UH-60M Black Hawk. Seen here in June 2012 during a tactical assault demonstration at F3 Linköping-Malmen AB (Image © Marcel Burger)
Sweden was the first export customer for the UH-60M Black Hawk. Seen here in June 2012 during a tactical assault demonstration at F3 Linköping-Malmen AB (Image © Marcel Burger)

Brazil has asked the US if may buy three Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for US$ 145 million to improve its security operations, the US State Department has announced.

The likely sale includes 8 T-700-GE-701C engines (6 installed and 2 spares), 12 M-134 7.62mm Machine Guns, 8 H765GU Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems and more.

The principal contractors will be Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut, General Electric Engines in Lynn, Massachusetts, and Dillon Aero Systems in Mesa, Arizona.

Source: DSCA