Jordan to Buy VIP UH-60M Black Hawk

Jordan is planning to purchase a Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk in VIP configuration under a Foreign Military Sales contract. The deal has been approved by the US State Department, according to an announcement on May 5 by the Defense Security Co-operation Agency, which notified Congress of the proposed deal on the same day.

Including associated equipment, parts and logistical support, the estimated cost will be $21 million. The deal will also include personnel training. The Black Hawk will provide intra-country transportation for the Royal family, Jordanian officials, visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries. Alan Warnes