First Black Hawks to arrive in summer

The US military helicopters will land at the aircraft base in Prešov.

Sikorsky Black HawkSikorsky Black Hawk (Source: WIKIMEDIA/CC/Sme)

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.

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