The UH-60L BLACK HAWK is the world's most advanced twin-turbine military helicopter. It is powered by twin General Electric T700-GE-701C turboshaft engines rated at 1,890 shp each, plus the 3,400 shp Improved Durability Gearbox, and heavy-duty flight controls developed for the naval S-70B SEAHAWK. The UH-60L is cleared to 22,000 lb gross weight for internal loads, and can carry 9,000 lb external loads.
The UH-60 was made to fly soldiers into combat. BLACK HAWK has built-in tolerance to small arms fire and most medium-caliber high-explosive projectiles. Plus specifically designed airframe and landing gear features, for a high degree of battlefield survivability. Not to mention ballistically hardened flight controls. Redundant electrical and hydraulic systems. A self-sealing, crash-resistant fuel system. And energy-absorbing landing gear and crew seats.
That's why, wherever they fly, BLACK HAWKs share a common heritage. Of power. Survivability. Crashworthiness. And victory.
BLACK HAWK provides the platform for a wide range of derivatives, including EH-60A electronic warfare aircraft, MH-60K Special Operations aircraft, the VH-60 executive transport helicopter, the U.S. Air Force's HH-60G PAVE HAWK, the U.S. Navy's SEAHAWK family of helicopters and the U.S. Coast Guard's HH-60J JAYHAWK for search and rescue.