Taiwan’s purchase of Black Hawk helicopters are still limited to major military disaster relief
UH-60M “Black Hawk” helicopters.
According to Taiwan’s “United Daily News” reported on September 20, Taiwan Airborne Corps commander Chen Chongxian said before, the direction of the Taiwan military to purchase advanced U.S. UH-60M “Black Hawk” helicopter project has been a breakthrough, the United States agreed to end formal contract with the Taiwan military. Since then, Taiwan will go to the “Interior” 15 “Black Hawk” helicopters, as the main relief. Chen Chongxian said, “Black Hawk” is a high-performance helicopters, according to the United States and Taiwan signed an agreement, the first “Black Hawk” will be joined Airborne Corps service in 2013, after a month a rate of delivery. Allegedly, Taiwan $ 3.1 billion the total cost of purchasing a 60 “Black Hawk” helicopters.
Chen Chongxian said, “Black Hawk” is the active duty U.S. military helicopter, the helicopter carrying capacity is three times the active Taiwan, Jade Mountain can fly rescue and relief. Taiwan’s current use of the “Seagull” helicopter, is “Black Hawk” commercial models, the selling of U.S. military helicopter UH-60M advanced performance, altitude and load has advantages.
be noted that, “Black Hawk” helicopters, although available for disaster relief, but the main purpose is military. According to the official website of the U.S. Sikorsky disclosure, is a U.S. Army UH-60M “Black Hawk” helicopter of the use of large, nearly 200 have been equipped with the helicopter. The UH-60M U.S. Air Force places the development of a proprietary-based search and rescue helicopter battlefield.
for Taiwan’s UH-1H “Huey” helicopter upgrade program, Chen Chongxian said, the end of September to the U.S. Army Bell negotiated contract, contract bargaining, the United States will send pilots to the island of Taiwan and cooperation within the airline on maintenance and personnel matters relating to dress, to 2011, there will be four to complete the upgrade and delivery of Taiwan. In addition, the Taiwan authorities, “Interior Ministry” also plans to upgrade its equipment, 8 “Huey” helicopter. (Source: International Online)