Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $207.1m firm-fixed-price contract by the US Army Contracting Command for the procurement of UH-60M aircraft for the Sweden’s armed forces.

The award will provide Sweden’s armed forces with 15 UH-60M aircraft.

The UH-60M helicopter provides additional payload and range, advanced digital avionics, improved handling qualities and situational awareness, active vibration control and improved survivability.

The Black Hawk family of helicopter are known for their ruggedness, survivability and mission flexibility.

Work will be carried out at the company’s facility in Connecticut, US, with an estimated completion date of 31 December 2012.