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Saudi Arabia orders additional 17 Sikorsky UH-60M utility helicopters

Saudi Arabian National Guard and nine Royal Saudi Land Forces Airborne Special Security Forces have ordered a seventeen  Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters.

According to the US Department of Defense (DoD), the Sikorsky 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 utility helicopters.

More: Slovak Air Force receives first two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

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All 17 utility helicopters will be delivered in a “unique configuration”, according to the contract notification.

Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022.

More: U.S. Army’s Aviation conducts first flight of upgraded UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter

UH-60M is designed to support combat assault, combat search and rescue, command and control, external lift, firefighting, medical evacuation, VIP transport and armed missions.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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