Mon, Jun 18, 2007
Three UH-60Ls First Of Eight Planned Deliveries
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. tells ANN it announced the delivery
Monday of three UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to the Kingdom of
Jordan and the scheduled delivery of another five in 2007. Sikorsky
made the announcement at the Paris Air Show.
The Jordanian Special Operations Aviation Brigade will use the
Black Hawk helicopters for special operations and border security.
Since 1987 the Royal Jordanian Air Force has flown Sikorsky
aircraft and currently operates five UH-60/S-70A helicopters in its
Royal Squadron. The new aircraft were accepted officially at a
recent ceremony in Amman, Jordan.
The foreign military sale was structured through the US
government. Today, Black Hawk derivatives are serving 26
governments around the world in a diverse range of missions, from
combat assault and peacekeeping to disaster relief and medical
evacuation. Sikorsky also plans to introduce a Black Hawk model
specifically for the international market, with production taking
place in Mielec, Poland, and deliveries starting in 2010-2011.
"The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Sikorsky Aircraft have
maintained a long relationship that began under His Majesty King
Hussein and today continues under his eldest son, His Majesty King
Abdullah. We are honored to provide these aircraft, and we look
forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come,"
said James Beahon, Sikorsky Regional Sales Manager for Middle East
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