Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.
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|UH-60 Black Hawk|
|A UH-60 Black Hawk from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of United States Army Europe.|
|First flight||17 October 1974|
|Primary users||United States Army|
Japan Self Defense Forces
Colombian Armed Forces
Republic of Korea Armed Forces
|Number built||About 4,000|
|Developed from||Sikorsky S-70|
|Variants||Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk |
Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk
Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk
Named after the Native American war leader Black Hawk, the UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army's tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.