Chile’s S-70i Black Hawks to be delivered next year
Jose Higuera - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
27 July 2017
Three Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawks being built by Sikorsky's PZL Mielec in Poland for the Chilean Air Force have passed the basic airframe inspection and will now begin integrating equipment for delivery next year.
The three S-70i aircraft, part of a USD180 million order for six Black Hawks placed in 2016, will be delivered early on the second half of 2018. The second batch of three machines is scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2019.
The contract includes options for an additional three aircraft and, according to a military source in Santiago, there are "firm plans to order two more S-70i in 2018", and other follow orders are considered "feasible".