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Greece moves forward with UH-60M Black Hawk deal

April 10, 2024  By Helicopters Staff

Greece is one step closer in procuring 35 Sikorsky-built Black Hawks via Foreign Military Sale following a signing of a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) on April 5, 2024. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

The Government of Greece on April 5 signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) making official its intent to procure 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, via a U.S. government Foreign Military Sale.

“The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defense’s ongoing modernization and will serve as a dependable helicopter for vital national and allied security missions,” said Paul Lemmo, president of Sikorsky. “Trusted and operated by more than 35 nations, including a growing number of NATO allies,

The multi-role Black Hawk helicopter is operated by more than 35 nations with a global fleet of more than 5,000 aircraft and more than five million combat hours. In addition to the Black Hawks, the procurement also includes personnel training and training equipment.

“The Black Hawk is the best solution for Greece’s multi-mission requirements with capabilities enhancing the nation’s effectiveness in the 21st Century Security battlespace,” said Costas Papadopoulos, international business development director for Greece at Lockheed Martin.


With its existing S-70B fleet and newly acquired MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Hellenic Navy, Sikorksky notes Greece will operate several variants of the Hawk family and benefit from fleet commonality.


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