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Poland orders four S-70i Black Hawk helicopters

Poland has ordered 4 Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk medium-lift helicopters for its Special Forces.

The Polish Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced on its website on 24 January that Poland-based PZL Mielec, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has been awarded $180 million contract for four S-70i Black Hawk medium-lift helicopters.

It is expected that deliveries of helicopters to Polish Special Forces will commence in December 2019.


The S-70i helicopter is the latest addition to Black Hawk proud lineage of multi-mission aircraft that continues to serve 32 nations around the world. Ruggedly dependable and ready to respond, the helicopter has established itself as the right aircraft for any mission that requires success, everywhere… every time.

The modern S-70i helicopter incorporates advancements that connect this remarkable aircraft into the fast-pace, digital-information world that exists today.

The S-70i Black Hawk helicopter has a maximum gross weight of 9,979kg. It can carry two crew members and up to 13 troops.

The S-70i Black Hawk is powered by two T700-GE701D turboshaft engines equipped with C controls.

Each engine develops a maximum power of 1,447kW. The twin-engine power plant drives the main rotor comprising of four composite-titanium blades.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more