Sikorsky, a division of Lockheed Martin, was awarded a contract modification, worth around $525 million, to deliver 40 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.
The modification is to exercise an option for the U.S. Army MY IX Program Year 4, Lot 44, requirement of 38 UH-60Ms, and to exercise an option for two UH-60M Foreign Military Sales (FMS) green aircraft. The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) at Redstone Arsenal (RSA), Alabama, is the contracting activity.
The contract work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022.
The five-year Multi-Year Procurement contract (MY IX) covering FY 2017 through FY 2021 was originally awarded to Sikorsky on June 30, 2017. The firm-fixed-price contract envisions the procurement of up to 360 UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft, totaling around $5.2 billion, for the U.S. Army and FMS customers through 2021.
The UH-60M Black Hawk is one of the newer variants of Sikorsky’s venerable Black Hawk helicopter family.
Compared to the earlier UH-60A and UH-60L variants, the UH-60M incorporates upgraded T700-GE-701D engines, improved wide chord rotor blades, and state of the art electronic instrumentation, flight controls and aircraft navigation control.
The Sikorsky Black Hawk is the primary medium-lift helicopter for the U.S. Army performing a wide range of
missions that encompass Air Assault, MEDEVAC, CSAR, Command and Control, and VIP transport.