Brazil selects UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for army aviation

UH-60 Black Hawk. Photo and video: Twitter @LockheedMartin

The Brazilian Army is set to receive 20 used UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the United States Army, as reported by “War-Zone” publication.

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This acquisition is part of an effort to replace the current fleet, which includes four UH-60L and eight Airbus AS532 UE Cougar (HM-3) helicopters.

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The selection of UH-60 Black Hawk is due to the robustness of the platform and the availability of a large number of surplus helicopters and spare parts in the United States, facilitating operation and maintenance within the Brazilian Army aviation.

General Tomás Miguel Mine Ribeiro Paiva highlighted that with the United States planning to retire a significant number of these helicopters, Brazil may consider future acquisitions of Black Hawks to further strengthen its armed forces. He also pointed out the urgent need to modernize the Army’s arsenal, many of which are over 30 to 40 years old and obsolete by modern standards.

Currently, the Brazilian Armed Forces operate 26 UH-60 helicopters in various variants, including models used by the Army Aviation, Air Force, and Naval Aviation.

UH-60 Black Hawk. Photo and video: Twitter @LockheedMartin

In addition to helicopters, the Brazilian Army is engaged in several other weapon modernization programs, including the purchase of self-propelled artillery, such as the Israeli ATMOS system on wheeled chassis. The acquisition of 36 units of the ATMOS system is planned, with delivery scheduled over eight years. The artillery systems will be mounted on the Tatra 815-7 chassis, with a 6X6 configuration and armored cabin.

These developments are part of an ongoing effort to upgrade and strengthen Brazil’s defense capability in response to contemporary security demands.

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Source: zona-militar Photo and video: Twitter @LockheedMartin. This content was created with the help of AI and reviewed by the editorial team.

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