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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 US 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.


  • Afghanistan
    • Afghan Air Force
  • Australia
    • Australian Army Aviation
  • Austria
    • Austrian Air Force
  • Bahrain
    • Royal Bahraini Air Force
  • Brazil
    • Brazilian Air Force
    • Brazilian Army
  • Brunei
    • Royal Brunei Air Force
  • Chile
    • Chilean Air Force
  • People's Republic of China
    • People's Liberation Army Ground Force
  • Republic of China
    • Republic of China Army
    • Republic of China Air Force
  • Colombia
    • Colombian Air Force
    • Colombian Army
  • Croatia
    • Croatian Air Force
  • Egypt
    • Egyptian Air Force
  • Israel
    • Israeli Air Force
  • Japan - see Mitsubishi H-60
    • Japan Air Self-Defense Force
    • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
  • Jordan
    • Royal Jordanian Air Force
  • Republic of Korea
    • Republic of Korea Air Force
    • Republic of Korea Army
  • Malaysia
    • Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Mexico
    • Mexican Air Force
    • Mexican Army
  • Morocco
    • Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie
  • Philippines
    • Philippine Air Force
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Royal Saudi Land Forces
    • Royal Saudi National Guard
  • Slovakia
    • Slovak Air Force
  • Sweden
    • Swedish Air Force
  • Thailand
    • Royal Thai Army
  • Tunisia
    • Tunisian Air Force
  • Turkey
    • Turkish Air Force
    • Turkish Land Forces
  • United Arab Emirates
    • United Arab Emirates Air Force
  • United States
    • United States Army
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