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'Black Hawk Down' soldier to speak at Mobile law enforcement gala - Lagniappe

A special operations soldier with the U.S. Army, Durant piloted one of five Black Hawk helicopters during a 1993 mission resulting in the death of five soldiers and injuries to 74 more, later becoming the subject of the Ridley Scott film “Black Hawk ...

Army Approaches Its Biggest Aviation Decision In 60 Years: Whether To Buy Tiltrotors - Forbes

Army aviators have been following all this, and no doubt wondering whether their own service should have stuck with the program rather than choosing to pursue conventional helicopters like Black Hawk and Apache. Tiltrotors aren't superior to ...

Unitech Composites' LASS for Afghan Black Hawks - Shephard Media

Unitech Composites will provide its lightweight armament support structure (LASS) weapons pylons for the UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters that the US is supplying to Afghanistan, the company announced on 16 October. The LASS weapons pylons will be ...

Unitech Composites to Support Afghan Black Hawk Helicopters with Composite Weapons Pylons - PR Web (press release)

The U.S. Army's Utility Helicopters Project Office (UHPO), headquarted in Huntsville, AL, is managing the overall Afghan Black Hawk helicopter program. Unitech's initial contract, with Science and Engineering Services (SES), is for the first three LASS ...

More than a decade later, the Air Force finally picks a Huey helicopter replacement - Military & Aerospace Electronics

The program will acquire as many as 84 MH-139 helicopters. Boeing beat out the Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky, which pitched a modified HH-60U Black Hawk for the replacement, and Sierra Nevada Corp., which offered an upgraded Army UH-60L.

AUSA 2018: Black Hawk helicopter at 40 years - IHS Jane's 360

Jane's speaks to Chris Dowse, Director, Army Programmes and Dana Fiatarone, VP Army & Air Forces System from Sikorsky on 40 Years of the Black Hawk and future capabilities. (29 words). ADVERTISEMENT ...

Invictus Games: How Prince Harry 'saved' commando Garry - ABC Local

In 2010, Garry was flying home from a German military hospital with catastrophic injuries, after he was critically wounded in a Black Hawk helicopter crash. "My body was in so much pain. I was so drugged up all the time, but the pain for me was ...

Arkansas National Guard deployed for Hurricane Michael - KAIT

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A pair of Blackhawk helicopters, along with Arkansas National Guard members, will be heading to the Southeast to help with recovery operations as part of Hurricane Michael. According to a post on the Arkansas National Guard ...

America Donates Two Black Hawk UH-60M Military Helicopters to Croatia - Total Croatia News

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 12th of October, 2018, the American Government has given the green light for the US to donate two allegedly completely new Black Hawk UH-60M military helicopters to the Republic of Croatia, and the aircraft should ...

USA donates two Black Hawk helicopters to Croatia - The Dubrovnik Times

The United States government has approved the donation of two Black Hawk UH-60M helicopters to the Republic of Croatia - Jutarnji list reports. he donation includes two new helicopters with equipment and spare parts worth around 50 million dollars.

A Drone-Flinging Cannon Proves UAVs Can Mangle Planes - WIRED

And he didn't know his DJI Phantom 4—300 feet up, 2.5 miles away from him, and well beyond his line of sight—was flying dangerously close to an Army Black Hawk helicopter. At least, not before the aircraft collided. The drone smashed to pieces.

We Got Interesting Photos of The Secretive 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's Helicopters in Training - The Aviationist (blog)

The general public knows DEVGRU from Operation Neptune's Spear, the raid to capture Osama bin Laden in 2011 using highly-modified “Stealth Black Hawk” helicopters flown by the U.S. Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR), ...

Patria to continue Swedish UH-60M support - Shephard Media

Patria Helicopters has received a follow-on order for UH-60M Black Hawk maintenance in Sweden, the company announced on 9 October. The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration is exercising an option under an agreement signed with Patria in 2014 ...

Colombian Army Graduates First Female Black Hawk Pilot - Dialogo Americas (blog)

Upon finishing the basic military pilot course, she enrolled in the four-month course to fly U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and became the first woman in the Colombian Army to fly these aircraft. “It's an honor to escort our soldiers on the ...

'Black Hawk Down': Jones shares memories at 25th anniversary eve - Daily Times Leader

Wednesday, Jones was at Fort Polk, Louisiana, speaking at the 25th anniversary ceremony of the Battle of Mogadishu, the battle in Somalia made famous by the 2002 movie “Black Hawk Down.” A major ... In Mogadishu, his Cayuse helicopter was the lead.

Black Hawk chopper, classic cars among highlights of Spanaway WA event for families - KVI-Radio

Fans of superhero comic books, classic cars and military hardware will converge at Bethel High School tomorrow Saturday October 6th in Spanaway WA for All Bethel Community Day. The event is free--perfect for kids and families--and open to the public at ...

CPI Aero to deliver HIRSS module assemblies for UH-60 Black Hawk - Army Technology

The HIRSS is a defensive countermeasures system that plays a major part in supporting the survival of the UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft by reducing the opportunity for an infrared-seeking threat system to acquire, lock onto, track and destroy the helicopter.

Author of 'Black Hawk Down' remembers Battle of Mogadishu 25 years later - ABC News

The mission went awry when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed after being brought down by rocket-propelled grenades. Trapped American troops soon faced withering fire from hundreds of Aidid's fighters, who surrounded them on all sides, unable to break ...

The Forgotten Lessons of Black Hawk Down - New York Times

Yet any lessons that might have been learned from this debacle stayed in Mogadishu, alongside the smoldering wreckage of the Black Hawk helicopter that Mr. Aidid's fighters had shot down. The United States did not go into Somalia expecting this kind of ...

Army sees future of smaller, smarter deadly drones - Albany Times Union

... future of smaller, smarter deadly drones. 1 / 3. Back to Gallery. Troy. The Blackhawk helicopter scheduled to land Tuesday at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to kick off the new vertical aeronautics engineering school was grounded due to bad weather.

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.

UH-60 Black Hawk
A UH-60L Black Hawk flies a low-level mission over Iraq in January 2004.
Role Utility helicopter
Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight 17 October 1974
Introduction 1979
Status In service
Primary users United States Army
Japan Self Defense Forces
Colombian Armed Forces
Turkish Armed Forces
Produced 1974–present
Number built about 4,000
Unit cost
UH-60: US$21.3 million (avg. U.S. procurement, 2012)
Developed from Sikorsky S-70
Variants Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk
Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk
Mitsubishi H-60

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.

Named after the Indian war leader Black Hawk, the UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army's tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.

Next Level Shit: Up Close and Personal with a Black Hawk Helicopter

Next Level Sh*t goes in depth with a Black Hawk to learn how these bad birds fly. Presented by CW's VALOR. SEE more at LIKE us ...

Parachute Jump Into Water From Black Hawk Helicopter

U.S. Army Paratroopers conduct a water jump into Biscayne Bay, FL from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The jump was made by members of the 478th Civil ...

Black Hawk Helicopters • 101st Airborne Air Assault

The 101st Airborne Division conducts an air assault with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters dropping equipment and troops while AH-64 Apache helicopters fly ...

UH-60 Blackhawk - U.S. Army Air Movement Training

Video of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment preparing for air movement operations during deployment "Operation Enduring Freedom". This training is in ...

Black Hawk Helicopter Cockpit Video • UH-60M

Inflight cockpit footage from a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ohio National Guard. Filmed March 2017. More info: ...

UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopter Landing At Wayland Expo 10/01/2011

This is video of the Black Hack Helicopter that landed at Wayland Community Expo in Wayland Michigan...