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Greece to Purchase 35 UH-60M Black Hawks Through FMS

Our Bureau - : Apr 6, 2024 - : 1:28 am

The Government of Greece officially announced its plans to purchase 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company on Friday (Apr. 5). This acquisition will be conducted through a Foreign Military Sale (FMS), with the U.S. government facilitating the process, as outlined in a signed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA).

“The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defense’s ongoing modernization and will serve as a dependable helicopter for vital national and allied security missions,” said Paul Lemmo, president of Sikorsky. “Trusted and operated by more than 35 nations, including a growing number of NATO allies, the multi-role Black Hawk helicopter provides unmatched global interoperability, significantly increasing Greece’s deterrent capability and that of all NATO member countries.”

“We are honoured to expand our existing partnership with the Hellenic Armed Forces with the addition of the UH-60M Black Hawk to their growing fleet,” said Costas Papadopoulos, international business development director for Greece at Lockheed Martin. “The Black Hawk is the best solution for Greece’s multi-mission requirements with capabilities enhancing the nation’s effectiveness in the 21st Century Security battlespace.”

The procurement package also includes personnel training and equipment to ensure seamless integration into the Hellenic Army.

With the addition of the UH-60M Black Hawk to its fleet, which includes the S-70B and MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Hellenic Navy, Greece will benefit from fleet commonality, enhancing operational and sustainment advantages.

The UH-60M/S-70M Black Hawk will provide Greece with a wide range of operational capabilities and access to a global ecosystem of more than 5,000 Hawk rotorcraft.

As the preferred choice for replacing legacy medium-lift utility helicopter fleets, the UH-60M Black Hawk offers enhanced flexibility, increased range, and survivability in challenging environments, making it a valuable asset for Greece’s security missions.


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