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Blackhawks to be phased out by US Army by 2024
« on: April 04, 2019, 04:17:31 PM »
More FMS on the way, gents? In the meantime, the US Army might replace the Blackhawk with the V-280 Valor tilt-rotor, among a number of platforms they're considering.

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   U.S. Army to get rid of all its UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters by 2024
    Apr 4, 2019
    Army lieutenant generals told the Senate Armed Services Airland Subcommittee on 2 April that the U.S. Army will divest its remaining UH-60A or Alpha-model aircraft by 2024.
    In response to a question by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the Army assistant secretary and director of the Army Acquisitions Corps , said that U.S. Army plans to get rid of all its UH-60 A-model Black Hawks from the National Guard by fiscal year 2022 and the active duty force by 2024.
    During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski also added that by 2024, all the Alpha-model aircraft will be out of the active-duty forces as well.
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