First New Black Hawk Rolled Out for US Border Control

13 December 2009 (Last Updated December 13th, 2009 18:30)

The first US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) UH-60 A-A to L recapitalisation aircraft has been rolled out from Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance's Chase Field Operations Center in Texas. The UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter adds improved power, durability and reliability to the US C

The first US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) UH-60 A-A to L recapitalisation aircraft has been rolled out from Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance's Chase Field Operations Center in Texas.

The UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter adds improved power, durability and reliability to the US Customs and Border Protection fleet.

Equipped with features that enhance mission capability and readiness, the Black Hawk improves the performance of all US Department of Defense service aircraft.

The UH-60L Black Hawk, with a machined cabin structure, two T700-GE701D engines and a cockpit equipped with a four-axis fully coupled flight director, is capable of operating in extreme conditions.

It provides superior vertical lift due to the integration of the US Army's Future Combat Systems and automated aircraft health monitoring.