Following the announcement of an order for 13 additional Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo (Seahawk) helicopters to the Royal Australian Navy to replace its Taipan MRH90s, the US State Department has approved a potential sale of up to 40 units of the UH-60M block. The Hawk went to Australia under an FMS contract, including associated equipment and systems (including 88 T700-GE 701D engines) worth nearly $1.95 billion.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) refers to these sales Support US foreign policy and national security objectivesIt also recalls that Australia is one of its most important allies in the Pacific region.
The new Black Hawks are a logical fit for the Australian military and will come Replace Australia’s existing general-purpose helicopters with a more reliable and proven system. The Australian Army’s 41 NH90 TTH placement is obviously a question.
Australia decided last year to separate its entire NH90 fleet from its armed forces, three months after canceling a submarine deal with France, a decision officially linked to problems that led to temporary movements of helicopters and fleets. 2019 and 2021.
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