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Taiwan Army No. 904 UH-60M helicopter.

Taiwan Army No. 904 UH-60M helicopter.

 

January 17, 2015 21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com

 

After eight years of negotiations, Taiwan is finally getting its next-generation utility helicopters.

In December last year, the first four UH-60M Blackhawks for Taiwan’s special forces arrived in Kaohsiung Port.

An additional 56 UH-60M’s are being delivered until 2018 as replacements for Taiwan’s UH-1H Hueys. The deal is worth $3.1 billion.

This transaction is just the latter half of a major helicopter deal that has been in the works since 2002 during the administration of President George W. Bush. It originally included a 2002 request for 30 AH-64D Apaches and in 2005 Taiwan wanted “price and availability data” for 60 utility helicopters.

 

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