UAE to buy 60 helicopters from US
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an agreement with US-based Sikorsky Aircraft JV to purchase helicopters to be delivered within three years, Press TV reported.
The UAE Air Force has purchased 60 BlackHawk utility helicopters, 20 of which are 20 UH-60L BlackHawks, said the Sikorsky vice-president for Europe and the MENA region, Joseph Gigantelli, on Friday.
The agreement is valued at $300 million, Gigantelli said, adding that deliveries will be made through 2013.
He also revealed that a new aircraft model (40 UH-60M) is to be released in the beginning of the upcoming year, and has already received purchase orders from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain.