A version of this article appears in the August 25 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Under current plans, the U.S. Army’s oldest Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks will not be replaced before 2035 at the earliest, six decades after the medium-utility helicopter first flew. As a result, a series of upgrades is planned to keep the Black Hawk in service, beginning with a digital avionics refit to bring older UH-60Ls up to a standard similar to in-production UH-60Ms and to lay a ...

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