Greece | Signs the procurement of 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters
Defence Redefined
Published on 06/04/2024 at 11:02

The Government of Greece signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) today making official its intent to procure 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.

The UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter is built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, while Greece will acquire them via a US government-to-government agreement by way of the Foreign Military Sales mechanism.

The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defence’s ongoing modernization and will serve as a dependable helicopter for vital national and allied security missions, Paul Lemmo, President of Sikorsky, said. 

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According to the company, trusted and operated by more than 35 nations, including a growing number of NATO allies, the multi-role Black Hawk helicopter provides global interoperability, significantly increasing Greece’s deterrent capability and that of all NATO member countries.

In addition to the platforms, the procurement also includes personnel training and training equipment to ensure the helicopters’ smooth integration into the Hellenic Army.

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“We are honored to expand our existing partnership with the Hellenic Armed Forces with the addition of the UH-60M Black Hawk to their growing fleet,” Costas Papadopoulos, international business development director for Greece at Lockheed Martin, said, adding that the Black Hawk is the best solution for Greece’s multi-mission requirements with capabilities enhancing the nation’s effectiveness in the 21st Century Security battlespace.

With its existing S-70B fleet and newly-acquired anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) MH-60R helicopters for the Hellenic Navy, Greece will operate several variants of the Hawk family and benefit from the operational and sustainment advantages of fleet commonality.

As the world’s premier multi-role utility helicopter with 5 million combat hours, the Black Hawk will offer Greece a range of operational capabilities and a global ecosystem of more than 5,000 Hawk helicopters.

The UH-60M/S-70M Black Hawk is the helicopter of choice for replacing legacy medium-lift utility helicopter fleets, with flexibility to conduct a variety of missions at greater ranges and in the most challenging environments, and with increased survivability over other helicopters.

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