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Brazil's Black Hawks clock-up 30,000 hours

3rd August 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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The Brazilian Air Force has announced that in late July its UH-60L Black Hawk reached 30,000 flight hours.

Since first beginning operations 11 years ago, Brazil’s Black Hawks have been employed on a range of missions including armed reconnaissance, aerial transport, SAR and special forces insertion.

The chief of operations of the Harpia Squadron, Major Aviator Leonardo Ell Pereira commented that the air squadrons that operate the Black Hawks have ‘saved lives, alleviated the suffering of many people and mainly fulfilled its primary missions, which is to enforce sovereignty of the airspace and to integrate the national territory with a

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