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Sikorsky in South America. Chile Arms with Black Hawks

The Chilean army is armed with American helicopters. According to TSAMTO, citing the portal, the Chilean 30 Air Force of August at Pudahuel Air Base in Santiago, in the presence of Defense Minister Alberto Espina, officially received three S-70i Black Hawk (MH-60M) helicopters.

Sikorsky in South America. Chile Arms with Black Hawks

These three helicopters are the first batch of six ordered. All three received helicopters S-70i, differ in configuration. The first helicopter is delivered in the base, - without IR system of the forward review and filters for use in the desert. The second is equipped with short wings and a system for placing weapons on the outer suspension, as well as a filtration system for protection against sand. The third one is equipped with an infrared front visibility system, internal fuel tanks, a system of fast disembarking on cables and stretchers. All helicopters are equipped with meteo-radar, mounts for installing self-defense systems and machine guns.

It was reported earlier that the Chilean Air Force held a tender, which resulted in 2016 winning the multipurpose Black Hawk year, and a contract was signed with Sikorsky to supply the Black Hawk X-NUMX helicopters, which are being assembled in Poland. According to the contract, in addition to 6 helicopters, the Chilean Air Force receives material support, spare parts and ground equipment, as well as the amount of the agreement includes the training of pilots and technical personnel.

As stated in the Ministry of Defense of Chile, the remaining three helicopters will be received in October-November of this year. At the same time, it is not excluded that three additional S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be purchased under the existing contract.
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  1. My doctor
    My doctor 6 September 2018 16: 58
    Well, very interesting, and most importantly important news.
    1. NN52
      NN52 6 September 2018 17: 44
      Maybe not news ... But for the first time I learned that they are being collected in Poland, this is news for me ....
      1. san4es
        san4es 6 September 2018 17: 56
        Quote: NN52
        ... this is news to me ....

        hi ... The same garbage wink
        The S-70i International Black Hawk helicopter is an export version of the famous UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The production of S-70i helicopters at the Polish company Sikorsky PZL-Mielec has been carried out since 2010, and to date, according to known data, at least 42 cars have been built there. Of these, 12 were delivered to the Brunei Air Force, 13 to the armed forces and police of Colombia, four to the Turkish police, three to the Saudi Ministry of Internal Affairs, one to the police of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and one made as a prototype of the Turkish T70 helicopter ... hi
      2. Hole puncher
        Hole puncher 6 September 2018 20: 20
        Quote: NN52
        But for the first time I learned that they are being collected in Poland

        In Poland, the PZL Mielec aircraft factory produces helicopters for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (now LM), and the PZL-Świdnik aircraft factory produces AgustaWestland helicopters.
        PS: Poland is not a poor country with a developed industry.
  2. san4es
    san4es 6 September 2018 17: 33
    ... contract for the supply of 6 Black Hawk S-70i helicopters, which are being assembled in Poland.
    Mar 13 2018 ...
    PZL Mielec, a Polish subsidiary of Sikorsky, will deliver six s-70i Black Hawk helicopters this year acquired by the Chilean Air Force (FACh) in 2016.
  3. Piramidon
    Piramidon 6 September 2018 17: 51
    Chile arming with Black Hawks

    So what do we do now? Let yourself arm yourself if you have money.
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 6 September 2018 18: 42
      So soon they will report on the supply of pencils to the Ethiopian Armed Forces.
      1. Black sniper
        Black sniper 6 September 2018 19: 04
        And where are the pencils? Normal article, I also first found out what Black Hawkey Poland produces! good
      2. Chilean Abalon
        Chilean Abalon 6 September 2018 20: 39
        And why on a site called Military Review, you can’t post news about the supply of military helicopters in Chile ???
  4. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 6 September 2018 19: 04
    Chile is very important for the USA.
    1.) The Chilean coast is the extreme line, and then the southwest begins. the Pacific Ocean region. And there are also Chilean islets remote into the ocean, small but useful for the fleet by their location. On Easter, the Yankees once zababakhali more than 3 km takeoff.
    2.) Chile is a springboard where you can put pressure on the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance /// ALBA ///
    Therefore, the pro-American right is at the helm there, and the United States also pays for the modernization of Chilean airfields and created a center for the preparation of special infantry.