Tuesday, March 01, 2011

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Sikorsky Awarded Contract For UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters.

Sikorsky Awarded Contract For
UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters.
(NSI News Source Info)
- March 1, 2011:
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., was aw
arded on Feb. 24 a $22,710,077 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.
Work will be performed in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation & Missile Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-08-C-0003).

The UH 60 Black Hawk is a utility tactical transport helicopter that replaces the UH-1 "Huey". The versatile Black Hawk has enhanced the overall mobility of The Army, due to dramatic improvements in troop capacity and cargo lift capability, and will serve as The Army's utility helicopter in the Objective Force.

On the asymmetric battlefield, it provides the commander the agility to get to the fight quicker and to mass effects throughout the battlespace across the full spectrum of conflict. An entire 11-person, fully-equipped infantry squad can be lifted in a single Black Hawk, transported faster than in predecessor systems, in most weather conditions. The Black Hawk can reposition a 105 mm Howitzer, its crew of six, and lift up to 30 rounds of ammunition in a single lift. The aircraft's critical components and systems are armored or redundant, and its airframe is designed to progressively crush on impact to protect the crew and passengers.

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