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Saudi Arabia ordered additional Black Hawk helicopters

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The US Department of Defense 11 January issued to Sikorsky Aircraft (owned by Lockheed Martin) a contract for the production and supply of Saudi Arabia through intergovernmental foreign military sales (FMS) additional 17 UH-60M Black Hawk multi-purpose helicopters, reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.


Helicopter Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk special configuration from the 1st aviation Saudi National Guard Brigades. Riyadh, 12.01.2018.

The transaction value was 193,8 million. Helicopters must be delivered in a “unique configuration”.

According to the report, "eight helicopters are designed for the National Guard of Saudi Arabia, and nine for the special forces of the Saudi Arabian ground forces." Delivery must be completed before the end of 2022.

According to the representative of Lockheed Martin, these machines "are not included in the contract of the US Department of Defense received in June 2017 for the production and supply of the National Guard of Saudi Arabia through FMS 115 Black Hawk helicopters - 40 multi-purpose UH-60M and 75 medical-evacuation NN-60M ".

As previously reported, last summer, the National Guard under Saudi Arabia already had 24 UH-60M helicopters.
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  1. The black
    The black 15 January 2018 12: 36
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    And why do they need helicopters? .... With camels they are better controlled ...
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 15 January 2018 12: 47
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      A warring country orders cheap, reliable and efficient weapons.
      A rich non-combatant is a technique for show-offs.
      The Saudis are rich, but can they be called warriors? All their wars are waged by mercenary units abroad against a knowingly weak enemy (and then planes shoot down them). So, most likely, a technique for show-offs.
    2. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 15 January 2018 23: 09
      +3
      Something seems to me, the Saudis now can’t cope not only with camels, but even with potency.
  2. Maz
    Maz 15 January 2018 14: 24
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    Quote: Black
    And why do they need helicopters? .... With camels they are better controlled ...

    Hussites help US trade in black hawks, it's time to demand interest from the deal laughing
  3. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 15 January 2018 23: 06
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    Saudi Arabia ordered additional Black Hawk helicopters


    Well yes, then any Black Hawk Down laughing