The first two US military helicopters UH-60 Black Hawk are expected to land in Slovakia during summer.
Their production in US Stratford started already mid-2016, the TASR newswire reported.
The US helicopters will substitute the currently used Mi-17 machines whose lifespan will soon expire. Slovakia should receive altogether nine such helicopters, costing $261 million.
The biggest modernisation contract in the history of Slovak army was realised via the Foreign Military Sales programme.