US approves $1.95 billion deal to sell 35 Black Hawk helicopters to Greece

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The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has officially given Greece the green light for the purchase of 35 UH-60 Black Hawk multirole helicopters.

The helicopters are estimated to cost $1.95 billion USD or $1.78 billion euros.

Aerotime shared that the helicopters come from a US manufacturer called Sikorsky, which is a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.

The new helicopters will replace Greece’s Bell UH-1 Iroquois, operated by Greek Land Forces which are currently being phased out.

Greece’s government initially made the decision to acquire the Black Hawks in October, for an order of 49 units. However on December 15, the DSCA reduced the number to 35 units.

Source: Aerotime. 

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