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Analysis: Frantic year for military helicopter market

10th August 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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While progress has continued across US military helicopter programmes, one platform that has garnered its share of headlines this side of 2017 has been the Black Hawk with developments in the Middle East and across Asia-Pacific.

As more refurbished Black Hawks enter the civil market to conduct an array of missions, the aircraft remains a popular choice for military forces.

Notably, in June this year Sikorsky received the go-ahead from the US Army for a five year contract worth $3.8 billion, which included 40 UH-60M Black Hawks to Saudi Arabia.

There is scope for another 103 aircraft meaning

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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