Colombian Army Contracts for Two Additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters

  Colombian Army Contracts for Two Additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters

PR Newswire

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced today at the LAAD Defence &
Security International Exhibition that the Colombian Army has contracted to
buy two additional S-70i^™ BLACK HAWK helicopters. The two aircraft will
augment five S-70i helicopters that arrived January 30 in Colombia to join the
Special Forces of the Colombian Army's Air Assault Division.


"We thank the Colombian Armed Forces for their continued confidence in
Sikorsky and the S-70i variant of the BLACK HAWK helicopter," said Jennifer
Caruso, Sikorsky Vice President of Army and Air Force Programs. "We are
pleased once again to be able to respond quickly to the request for new

Like the five previous multi-mission aircraft, the two new aircraft will
feature dual GPS/INS system and digital map for accurate navigation and
enhanced situational awareness. The aircraft will be custom-equipped with a
rescue hoist and an Integrated Vehicle Health Management System that will
monitor the aircrafts' engines, transmission and rotors. The contract also
includes ground support equipment, spares and technical training.

The aircraft are expected to be delivered by October 2013, and then flown by
Colombian aircrew to the Army Special Operation Aviation Military base in

Sold directly by Sikorsky to international militaries and government agencies.
the S-70i helicopter delivers the same power and lift performance as S-70M
BLACK HAWK aircraft. The S-70i model can be customized easily by Sikorsky to
specific mission needs, to include radar, ballistic protection, medical
litters, extended range fuel tanks, an external rescue hoist, and cargo hook
among other features.

Colombia is the first South American country to buy the S-70i BLACK HAWK
helicopter variant. The Colombian National Police, Colombian Air Force, and
Colombian Army also operate 96 UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in
helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based
in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products
and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. 

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