Colombia wants two UH-60L Helicopters
18 Oct 2005
On 14 October 2005, a possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale to Colombia of two Sikorsky UH-60L MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters as well as associated equipment and services was announced.
The Government of Colombia has requested a possible sale of two UH-60L MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters with T700-GE-701C or 401C engines, spare and repair parts, communications and support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, contractor engineering and technical support services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $43 million.
Colombia already operates UH-60 helicopters, but is in need of additional SAR/MEDEVAC capability. Current personnel losses in the field can be directly attributed to the lack of helicopters for search and rescue.