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Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk

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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.

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  • Afghanistan
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  • Australia
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    • Austrian Air Force
  • Bahrain
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  • Brazil
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    • Brazilian Army
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  • People's Republic of China
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  • Republic of China
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  • Egypt
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  • Japan - see Mitsubishi H-60
    • Japan Air Self-Defense Force
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  • Jordan
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  • Republic of Korea
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    • Republic of Korea Army
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    • Slovak Air Force
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    • Swedish Air Force
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  • United Arab Emirates
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