Slovakia can now use six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, after two machines landed at Sliač airport, Banská Bystrica Region) on August 26. The Defence Ministry made the announcement on its website.
“This is further progress in the modernisation of our air force technology,” Defence Minister Peter Gajdoš said.
Slovakia purchased nine Black Hawk helicopters via the US Foreign Military Sales programme, which facilitates the sale of US military equipment to foreign governments. They are produced by the Sikorsky Aircraft Crop.
Three more Black Hawks to land
“The new Black Hawks will serve the needs of the Armed Forces, but they can be used in other countries,” the minister added.