Sikorsky, United States sign $7.3 billion Black Hawk order

  • Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies, has signed a five-year $7.3 billion agreement that will provide the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force with more H-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

    The agreement is part of a multi-year procurement that was approved by Congress as part of the Pentagon's fiscal 2012 budget.

    The UH-60 Black Hawk can accommodate up to 20 troops and first flew in 1974. It is a twin-engine single-rotor helicopter used to transport assault troops, evacuate injured troops and carry out special missions.