Taiwan military decommissions UH-1H utility helicopters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/30
By: Matt Yu and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Taiwan's military officially decommissioned all of its remaining six UH-1H utility

A view of the UH-1H utility helicopters decomissioing ceremony in Taichung.

helicopters, which have been in service for nearly five decades, in a ceremony held Wednesday at a Taichung military base.

In the event held at the Army's 602nd Aviation Brigade, the UH-1Hs were officially retired and their responsibilities handed over to a fleet of UH-60M Black Hawk choppers bought from the United States.

Speaking during the ceremony, Army Commander General Chen Po-yu (陳寶餘) said that with nearly 50 years in service, the choppers had logged a total of seven million flying hours in three million sorties.

The aircraft has performed well in both military exercises and during disaster relief and humanitarian rescue missions, Chen said.

The retired choppers will be handed over to the Air Force and aviation academies for educational purposes, he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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