Thailand plans to buy helicopters UH-60M Black Hawk
UH-60M Agency for Defense Security and Cooperation U.S. DoD (DSCA) notified Congress of a proposed sale to Thailand under the "...
Agency for Defense Security and Cooperation U.S. DoD (DSCA) notified Congress of a proposed sale to Thailand under the "Foreign military sales" multi-purpose helicopters, UH-60M Black Hawk."
Taking into account the related contract services and equipment, the total contract value could reach 235 million dollars.
The Thai government has asked the United States with a request to purchase four helicopters, UH-60M «Black Hawk", 10 engines T700-GE-701D (8 fixed and 2 spares), provision of guarantees, spare parts and components, auxiliary equipment and training, provision of technical documentation, technical support from the U.S. government and contractor, and other related elements of logistic support.
The main contractors on the program selected the company "Sikorsky Aircraft" and "General Electric Aircraft."
This is the second notice of delivery of UH-60M helicopters to Thailand. July 13, 2011 DSCA notified Congress of a proposed sale to Thailand three helicopters UH-60M, as well as related contract services and equipment. The total contract value at the time was estimated at 235 million dollars.
July 9 at the air show, "Farnborough-2012" Company "Sikorsky Aircraft," announced the signing of a letter from the North of Thailand and the adoption of the proposal proposal (LOA) for the purchase of two helicopters, UH-60M «Black Hawk" under the "Foreign military sales."
In August 2011, Thailand became the first foreign country to receive the latest version of marine multi-purpose helicopter "Black Hawk» - MH-60S. Two new vehicles purchased by the Navy of Thailand, designed to transport troops and cargo. Installing the spotlight and allow the crew to lift rescue in rescue operations.
New helicopters, "Black Hawk" will join the Sun has operated in Thailand 30 S-70 helicopters, and S-70C Black Hawk.