US Army Gets 120 H-60M Black Hawk for MEDEVAC

US Army Gets 120 H-60M Black Hawk for MEDEVAC
US Army Gets 120 H-60M Black Hawk for MEDEVAC

U.S. Government and Sikorsky signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers as part of modernising Army and enhancing capacity.



The U.S. Army has more than 2,100 H-60 variants in the inventory and is working to develop its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) capabilities.

The contract value for expected deliveries is approximately $2.3 billion, with a potential value of up to $4.4 billion, should options for additional aircraft be fully exercised. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in July and be completed in 2027.

US Army Gets 120 H-60M Black Hawk for MEDEVAC


HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter is a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) version of the UH-60M Black Hawk multi-mission helicopter. The MEDEVAC is designed to evacuate wounded troops from the theatre of war. It is powered by FADEC-equipped T700-GE-701E engines, while the rotorcraft is equipped with an improved durability gearbox and Integrated Vehicle Health Management System (IVHMS). The helicopter has an improved rotor system incorporating wide-chord blades. It can execute emergency evacuation missions under difficult weather conditions day and night. The helicopter can fly at an air speed of 140.7k and a range of 275.2nm.

US Army Gets 120 H-60M Black Hawk for MEDEVAC


The helicopter is installed with an integrated electronically-controlled litter system to carry about six patients. It can accommodate up to 11 troops. The HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopter is equipped with an advanced glass cockpit, an all-digital avionics suite, an autopilot, and a flight management system. The FLIR sensors mounted on the nose provide increased visibility for search and rescue missions.