UH-60M helicopters for Saudi Arabia 41510152

Defence & Security News - (Saudi Arabia)
UH-60M helicopters for Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested from the United States the sale of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters as part of a foreign military sale. The sale of an estimated cost of USD495 million has recently been approved by the State Department and Congress’ approval is pending.
UH-60M helicopters for Saudi Arabia
Source: Sikorsky

Saudi Arabia has requested nine UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, 21 T700-GE-701D engines, 20 GPS/INS systems, 12 AN/AAR-57 CMWS and 20 M240H machine guns. In addition, support, repair, training and ancillary equipment, such as EO/IR sensors, M134 miniguns, dual-mode search lights, external fuel tanks and other, are included in the overall order.

The helicopters will be used by the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) in search and rescue, disaster relief, humanitarian support, counterterrorism and combat operations.

The proposed sale will not introduce new technology to or alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC) in Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this sale will require an estimated forty (40) to sixty (60) U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to sixty (60) months for equipment de-processing, fielding, system checkout, training, and technical logistics support.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.