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The Latvian Air Force received the first two American helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk

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The Latvian Air Force received the first two American helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk

The Baltic border troops continue to arm themselves, Latvia received the first American multi-purpose UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. The rotorcraft have already been delivered to the territory of the republic.


An American C-17 military transport aircraft landed at the airbase in Lielvarde, delivering two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Latvia for the Republic's Air Force. This is the first delivery of helicopters from the USA. In total, Riga should receive four American helicopters, which will replace the Soviet machines that are still in service with the Latvian army.

The equipment was delivered almost assembled, so there is no need to carry out a lot of work on assembling helicopters. Previously, they were flown on the territory of one of the NATO countries in Europe, from where they had already been transferred to Latvia. The new UH-60M Black Hawk is scheduled to enter service by the end of January 2023.

I am very pleased to announce that today we received the first 2 Black Hawk helicopters for our Armed Forces (...) These helicopters are very important in our aviation, because the resources that we had from the so-called Soviet legacy have been exhausted

- said the Minister of Defense of Latvia Artis Pabriks.

Latvia was supposed to receive four American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters within three years, i.e. the first at the end of 2022, then two in 2023, and the last fourth in 2024, but plans changed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Latvia will receive two more helicopters next year.

As previously reported, in 2018, the US State Department approved the sale of four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Latvia, as well as related equipment, including 10 engines, worth approximately $ 175 million. The United States Defense and Security Cooperation Agency said the sale of helicopters is aimed at supporting US foreign policy and homeland security, as well as the security of a NATO ally. These four helicopters will significantly increase Latvia's ability to transport troops, anti-terrorist activities, supply and combat support in any weather.
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Latvian Ministry of Defense
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  1. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 13 December 2022 09: 26
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    The Balts are now bursting with pride probably.
    Everyone blew the Soviet legacy, now they are proud of the handouts of the Americans.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 13 December 2022 09: 27
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    The Latvian Air Force received the first two American helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk
    Them then, on what? request laughing They specialize more in burrows. Or transport sprats? laughing
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 13 December 2022 11: 39
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      Quote: aszzz888
      The Latvian Air Force received the first two American helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk
      Them then, on what? request laughing They specialize more in burrows. Or transport sprats? laughing

      Do you think Latvians are bad soldiers?
      1. Puler
        Puler 13 December 2022 13: 17
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        Do you think that there are troops in the Baltic countries? don’t make my slippers laugh, moreover, they don’t exist in Israel either ... or rather, there are WWII veterans ... the rest are riffraff ... clowns ...
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 13 December 2022 13: 57
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          Quote: Puler
          Do you think that there are troops in the Baltic countries? don’t make my slippers laugh, moreover, they don’t exist in Israel either ... or rather, there are WWII veterans ... the rest are riffraff ... clowns ...

          laughing laughing lol
        2. Sith
          Sith 14 December 2022 07: 19
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          In Israel, each with his own shotgun ... but there are probably still veterans of the wars with the Arabs
  3. APASUS
    APASUS 13 December 2022 09: 27
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    We are waiting for these helicopters to be in Ukraine, under the pretext of fighting evil. The Balts have been whistling for a long time, so I won’t be surprised
    1. Sith
      Sith 14 December 2022 07: 20
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      Yes ... the Balts for some reason ... surpass the Poles in Russophobia ... and the Teftons
  4. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 13 December 2022 09: 30
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    “An American military transport aircraft C-17 landed at the air base in Lielvarde, delivering two helicopters to Latvia” —

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    - Helicopters themselves can no longer fly ...

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    1. Sith
      Sith 14 December 2022 07: 21
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      They just probably acted in a movie ... "Black Hawk Down" ... there just two fell