Taiwan takes delivery of four more Black Hawk helicopters

eTaiwan News
Date: 2015-05-26
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Taiwan has taken delivery of a further four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, part of a package of 60 such choppers from the United States, after the second batch of the aircraft was shipped to southern Taiwan earlier this week, the Army said Tuesday. The four Black Hawks arrived in Kaohsiung May 24 and were later put through ground and air testing after being unloaded and assembled, the Army said. After passing standard inspections and testing earlier Tuesday, two of the helicopters were flown to an Army Aviation Special Forces base in Guiren, in neighboring Tainan, while the two others were scheduled to be flown to the same base the following day, it added. The Guiren base is where Army personnel are receiving training on the new helicopter. The U.S. government announced in early 2010 that it would sell Taiwan the 60 choppers, worth a total of US$3.1 billion. The first batch of four was shipped to Taiwan last December. The 60 helicopters are scheduled to be delivered to Taiwan in 10 shipments, with the final batch of three to be shipped in 2019, the Army said.     [FULL  STORY]

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