Those additional three UH-60Ms for Austria/Oesterreich...

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Those additional three UH-60Ms for Austria/Oesterreich...

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...were apparently not mentioned here yet... ... elicopters
WASHINGTON, Dec 5, 2013 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Austria for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in Total Package Approach and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $137 million.

The Government of Austria has requested a possible sale of:

3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)

3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE)
7 T700-GE-701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare)
3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems
1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS)
8 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
1 Aviation Ground Power Unit
8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation

Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/ARC-231, AN/ARC-210, AN/ARC-220 and AN/ARC-201D radios, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC-92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support,
facility construction, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related element of program, technical and logistics support.
The estimated cost is $137 million.

Austria, which has S-70A-42 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional helicopters and support into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut. The engines will be purchased from General Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC) in Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require nine U.S. government or contractor representatives to travel to Austria for a period of up to five years for support.
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Re: Those additional three UH-60Ms for Austria/Oesterreich...

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First Austrian S70 is being updated in the USA.
The three additional S70s are here mentioned as exJordanian and are also updated and expected in 2021.
see: ... -bankrott/

Rest of the article is also interesting. :D

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The first of the modified Blackhawks was returned to Tulln last week, through the port of Zeebrugge.
After some preparations at Tulln it will start flight ops in January.
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