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Sikorsky wins a $54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH-60M utility helicopters.

| 2016
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Mexico
Sikorsky wins a $54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH-60M utility helicopters
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp has been awarded a $54,991,000 contract for the delivery of seven uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters to Mexico, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on April 11.
Sikorsky wins a 54mn contract from Mexico for seven UH 60M utility helicopters 640 001Two UH-60M Black Hawks in service with the Mexican Navy
"Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2019," the US DoD announced.

Mexico requested the supply of 18 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment from the US under an estimated $680m FMS deal in April 2014.

Manufactured by Sikorsky, the UH-60M is an upgraded variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, featuring improved design wide chord rotor blades, T700-GE-701D engines (max 2,000 shp or 1,500 kW each), improved durability gearbox, Integrated Vehicle Management Systems (IVHMS) computer, and new glass cockpit.

Some 32 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are currently in service in the Mexican Air Force (FAM), six UH-60L and 26 UH-60M variants.



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