U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk


The Black Hawk UH-60 is the Army’s utility tactical transport helicopter. It provides air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control, and special operations support to combat, stability and support operations. The UH-60M includes the improved GE-701D engine and provides greater cruising speed, rate of climb and internal load than the UH-60A and UH-60L versions. On the asymmetric battlefield, the Black Hawk enables commanders to get to the fight quicker and to mass effects throughout the battlespace across the full spectrum of conflict.


  • A single Black Hawk can transport an entire 11-person, fully equipped infantry squad faster than a predecessor aircraft in most weather conditions.
  • The UH-60M can climb at a rate of 1,646 feet per minute.
  • The UH-60M is fitted with additional blades on the tail rotor and other noise reduction measures, making the adapted unit quieter than standard UH-60 models.


Engine: Two General Electric T700-GE-701D Turboshaft Engines

Diameter of Main Rotor: 53 feet, 8 inches
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 16 feet, 10 inches
Speed: 183 knots
Range: 370 miles

Ceiling:  19,000 feet
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 22,000 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 4,200 pounds fuel

Armament: Two 7.62 mm machine guns, combination of 70 mm Hydra 70 unguided rockets, four AGM-114 hellfire laser-guided air-to-ground missiles, and two AIM-92 heat-seeking air-to-air missiles

Crew: Two Pilots, Two Crew Chiefs and Gunners

Unit Cost: $25 million

Inventory:  4,000


Website: https://asc.army.mil/web/portfolio-item/black-hawk-uhhh-60/