Sikorsky's UH-60M Upgrade BLACK HAWK Helicopter Achieves First Flight

The UH-60M Upgrade is currently the only fly-by-wire rotary wing aircraft in flight test development within the Department of the Army.


In 2007, the Pentagon and U.S. Army approved the full rate production of 1,227 UH-60M aircraft and long lead procurement for 11 Upgrade LRIP aircraft. In June, the 4-101st Aviation Battalion became the First Unit Equipped with the UH-60M baseline model of the aircraft. The first delivery of approximately 900 UH-60M Upgrade aircraft is planned for the fourth quarter of 2010.

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