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17 November 2011 by the Shephard News Team


Sikorsky Aircraft, has announced that they have delivered the fourth of 15 UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft to the US Army for further transfer to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV).


According to the company, Sikorsky is building and delivering all 15 UH-60M aircraft to an accelerated 18-month production schedule that began in May, 2011. Seven aircraft are on schedule for delivery to the US Army September through December, with eight additional deliveries through the fall of 2012.


The FMV is procuring the 15 aircraft via the US Government's Foreign Military Sales programme. Sikorsky says that the accelerated build schedule will enable the Swedish Armed Forces to deploy three UH-60M aircraft to Afghanistan in April, 2013. The Swedish Armed Forces will use the aircraft for medical evacuation, utility, and search and rescue missions.

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