Rockwell Collins Has Been Selected for Overhaul of the Display Unit for the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
SIDAR RAPIDS, (BGM) – Rockwell Collins has been selected for overhaul of the display unit for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according signed contract totaling $45 mln. with U.S. Department of Defense.
According the U.S. DoD statement, work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 3, 2024.
The UH-60 features four-blade main and tail rotors, and is powered by two General Electric T700 turboshaft engines. The main rotor is fully articulated and has elastomeric bearings in the rotor head. The tail rotor is canted and features a rigid crossbeam. The helicopter has a long, low profile shape to meet the Army’s requirement for transporting aboard a C-130 Hercules, with some disassembly. It can carry 11 troops with equipment, lift 2,600 pounds (1,200 kg) of cargo internally or 9,000 pounds (4,100 kg) of cargo (for UH-60L/M) externally by sling.
Named after the Native American war leader Black Hawk, the UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army’s tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.
This is not the first order of the US Army to Rockwell Collins to repair UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
Late in 2016 the U.S. Army selected Rockwell Collins to handle the maintenance, repair, and upgrade of MFD-268C4 multifunction display (MFD) units for the Army’s UH-60M Black Hawk military helicopter fleet under a five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
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Source: U.S. DoD, Wikipedia