Posts tagged as Black Hawk

US Black Hawk helicopters are to train in the Estonian airspace

Monday, September 14, 2020

Many US Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters arrived in Ämari Air Base in Estonia on 13 September to take part in exercises around Ämari, the central polygon and around the town of Tapa in the following week. The main purpose of the helicopters is to train their cooperation with the members of the Estonian Defence Forces. The helicopter pilots will do everything they can to disturb the local people’s every-day…

Lithuania looks to sign Black Hawk purchase deal with US in September

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Lithuanian government hopes to sign a contract with the United States on the purchase of six Black Hawk military helicopters in September, Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said last week after meeting with a visiting high-ranking Pentagon official. “The negotiations are underway and we hope to complete them and sign contracts on upgrading helicopters to Black Hawks in September,” Karoblis told journalists after his meeting with US Secretary of the…

Lithuania buys Washington’s trust

By Vairis Godmanis on Monday, July 13, 2020

Lithuania will purchase six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment from the United States worth than $ 380 million. This was reported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of the U.S. Department of Defense on July, 6. The U.S. Department of Defense noted that the purchase of helicopters will significantly increase Lithuania’s capabilities in countering threats from the East, border control, medical evacuation, search and rescue operations and…

About 10 UH-60 “Black Hawk” helicopters will arrive in Latvia

Monday, July 13, 2020

From July 13 to 20, as part of the ongoing the U.S. military operation “Atlantic Resolve”, about 10 UH-60 “Black Hawk” helicopters will arrive in Latvia to strengthen regional security, Latvia’s Defense Ministry confirmed July 10. It will be part of a larger movement of US troops with about 60 UH-60 “Black Hawk” helicopters in all who will be stationed at military bases in Latvia, Germany and Poland. Soldiers of the 101st…

Three Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Saturday, December 7, 2019

All three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in crashed Thursday in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not released, pending notification of family. The crash was being investigated and preliminary information on the crash was not released. Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said: “Our Minnesota National Guard family…

Lithuania to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters

Friday, October 18, 2019

The leadership of Lithuania’s national defense system has decided to buy six American Black Hawk helicopters for around 300 mln euros. They will replace eight Soviet-era Mi-8 helicopters Lithuania has used so far, the Ministry of National Defense confirmed. The new multifunctional military helicopters would be used for search and rescue operations, as well as for the implementation of tasks of the Lithuanian army and the Lithuania-based German-lead NATO battalion.…