In addition to HTAWS, the Colombian S-70i aircraft also come equipped with a rescue hoist, an Integrated Vehicle Health Management System that will monitor the aircrafts' engines, transmission and rotors, as well as additional radios and other unique mission equipment. The contract includes ground support equipment, spares and technical training.
"The delivery of these two S-70i helicopters will help Colombia," said Col. Felipe Sandoval. "These aircraft are not simply machines, they are the hope of our soldiers, families, and our country. I express my most sincere gratitude and thanks to your team that made this delivery possible."
Sold directly by Sikorsky to international militaries and government agencies, the S-70i helicopter delivers the same power and lift performance as S-70M BLACK HAWK aircraft. The S-70i model can be customized easily by Sikorsky to specific mission needs, to include radar, ballistic protection, medical litters, extended range fuel tanks, an external rescue hoist, and cargo hook among other features.
Colombia is one of the world's largest operators of BLACK HAWK helicopters. In addition to the seven S-70i aircraft acquired this year by the Colombian Army, the country's National Police, Air Force and Army also operate 96 UH-60L BLACK HAWK helicopters.Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., USA, provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. Follow Us on Twitter Subscribe to RSS SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft