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Bahrain Becomes 1st International UH-60M Buyer

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UH-60M Black Hawk(click to view larger) Conversion contract finalized. (July 9/10) By early July 2006, Bahrain was one of 2 foreign countries requesting the latest model UH-60M helicopter: Bahrain (9 UH-60Ms etc., up to $252 million) and the UAE/Dubai (26 UH-60Ms etc., up to $808 million). Bahrain beat the UAE to the punch when it came to signing a binding contract, buying 9 UH-60M helicopters in May 2007. There can be a long slip between DSCA notifications and contracts, and the 11 months required to make Bahrain the UH-60M Black Hawk’s first international customer is actually a short to medium delay. The helicopters will reportedly cost up to $204 million with included add-ons, spares, and support; and will be used in a variety of roles, including combat search and rescue. UH-60M cockpit(click to view full) July 9/10: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, CT receives a $6.666 million firm-fixed-price contract, finalizing their contract to convert 9 UH-60Ms to Bahrain’s specifications, per Foreign Military Sales Case BA-B-UIR. See also April 29/08 entry. Sikorsky will also provide technical publications, integrated logistics support, field service representatives, warranty support, and ferry flight technical shipping support. Work will be performed in Stratford, CT, with an estimated […]

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