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Israel, for one of the countries, wants to buy Black Hawk helicopters from the USA and modernize them

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

For one of the countries, Israel wants to buy Black Hawk helicopters from the USA and modernize them

We are talking about several dozen helicopters , which the US plans to decommission in the near future

In recent years, the Argentine military has been considering various plans and has proposals from various companies to strengthen the country's helicopter fleet — Argentina received one such offer from companies from Israel, and it concerns the purchase of used American helicopters.

The fact is that the United States plans to decommission 51 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters in the near future — due to the need to optimize resources, as well as plans to introduce new platforms into the military, as Zona Militar reminds us.

It is clear that “extra” the machines could well be implemented through one of the programs supported by the Ministry of Defense — such as Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or Excess Defense Articles (EDA), the cost of one unit is estimated at approximately 2 million dollars.

So Israeli companies offer to buy a batch of UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters, carry out major repairs , as well as to modernize the machines in accordance with the requirements and needs of the Argentine army.

At the first stage, it is proposed to upgrade ten machines, and then start work on the second batch for a similar number of helicopters — “to meet the operational needs of the Army Aviation Directorate for the coming years”.

As noted in the publication, although today the Argentine military and the Ministry of Defense are analyzing a number of different proposals, the others are less attractive compared to the Israeli solution. How much two dozen used and modernized Black Hawks will cost Argentina in the end remains a question.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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