The US government has approved the possible sale of a single Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk to Jordan for use as a transport for the country’s royalty.
The $23 million package covers the helicopter and a range of equipment and services, including a missile warning system, says the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
“The UH-60M will supplement Jordan’s existing Royal Squadron fleet of Black Hawk helicopters and be used to facilitate the movement of the Jordanian Royal Family in a safe and efficient manner,” says the DSCA.
“Jordan already has the UH-60M capability and will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces.”
Cirium fleets data indicates that the Royal Jordanian Air Force operates 35 UH-60s, with an average age of 11.1 years. Of these, two examples are used for VIP/head of state transport, with these assets 7.3 years of age.