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US approves $2 billion Black Hawk sale for Greece

19th December 2023 - 16:45 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Greece has experience with the Black Hawk family, as the Hellenic Navy currently uses the Sikorsky S-70 Seahawk. (Photo: US DoD)

The proposed sale of UH-60M Black Haws will replace Greece’s ageing multi-role helicopter fleet with a more reliable platform.

The US State Department has approved a potential sale of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to Greece.

Greece has requested the purchase of 35 Black Hawks, with engines, defensive aids, self-defence weapons and other associated equipment in a deal worth up to US$2 billion, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 15 December.

According to the DSCA, the proposed sale would ‘replace the current multi-role helicopter fleet with a more reliable and proven system that will allow Greece to maintain the appropriate level of readiness to conduct combined operations’.

The Hellenic Army has been operating an ageing helicopter fleet

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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