Croatia Gets U.S.’ Nod to Procure UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The contract for eight UH-60Ms is estimated to be worth around $500 million
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Croatia Gets U.S.’ Nod to Procure UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters
UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters

The State Department has given its approval for a potential Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Croatia, involving the purchase of eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, along with associated equipment and services.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has officially notified Congress of this potential sale, which is estimated to cost $500 million.

Croatia's primary requests include eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, essential for enhancing its defense capabilities. Additionally, the proposed sale encompasses critical components such as nineteen T700-GE 701D engines (16 installed, 3 spares), crucial for the helicopters' operation, and ten AN/AAR-57 Counter Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) for enhanced threat detection.

This strategic move aims to support Croatia in deterring current and future threats, facilitating coalition operations, and promoting interoperability with U.S. and other NATO forces, the DSCA said in an official release.

The primary contractor for this prospective sale is Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky, based in Stratford, CT. The estimated total cost of the proposed sale is $500 million.

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