The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk was developed for the United States Army in the early 1970s as a replacement for the UH-1 Huey. The design development competition began in 1972 with the first flight in 1974 and the Sikorsky design declared the winner in 1976. The first Black Hawks entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979. The helicopter has proven to be extremely adaptable and versions of it are in use by the Army, Navy, and Air Force as well as numerous foreign nation’s military forces and civilian operators.
The UH-60M version of the Black Hawk is the latest version of the helicopter developed for the U.S. Army it features several upgrades from the original design including all glass cockpit instrumentation, an improved gearbox and engines, and other upgrades. Two of these received further upgrades to become the UH-60MU with a full fly-by-wire control system and further upgrades to the cockpit instrumentation.
United States Army, 2018
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