The United States government and Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky Helicopters have signed a five-year contract worth $2.3 billion for 120 H-60M Black Hawk multi-mission combat assault utility helicopters, with options for an additional 135 aircraft.
If all options are exercised, the potential contract could be worth up to $4.4 billion, according to the company.
“This Multi-Year agreement allows the Army to meet current and future capability needs through upgrades, remanufacturing, replacement, and technology insertions,” the Utility Helicopters project manager, Col. Calvin Lane said.
Deliveries are expected to start in July 2022 and continue through 2027.
“The efficiencies of this contract make the best use of limited resources and result in direct savings to the Army and to taxpayers,” Lane added.
More than 4,000 Black Hawk aircraft of all variants are in service worldwide today, with 2,135 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters serving the US Army alone.