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Newest BLACK HAWK Helicopter to Demonstrate Capabilities in First Visit to Poland

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STRATFORD, Connecticut, August 27 /PRNewswire/ --

The latest Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. BLACK HAWK helicopter will perform an aerial demonstration and be put on static display at the Radom and MSPO air shows in early September. This will be the first time the aircraft has flown in Poland. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Spectators and military personnel will have the opportunity to view the technological and flight capabilities of a UH-60M, the newest BLACK HAWK helicopter, which Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is currently producing for the U.S. Army. The aircraft will fly during demonstrations at the Radom Air Show on Sept. 1 and during the 15th Annual Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland, from Sept. 3-6.

"The BLACK HAWK helicopter has become the world's leading multi-mission helicopter, from rescuing disaster victims to transporting troops," said Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino. "Soon we will begin building a new type of BLACK HAWK at Sikorsky's PZL Mielec factory in Poland, designed for the international market. We have great confidence that this new BLACK HAWK helicopter will be a great success and bring new attention to Poland as an aviation leader and as an important component of our Sikorsky Europe business initiative."

BLACK HAWK helicopter derivatives serve in 26 governments around the world in a diverse range of missions including troop transport, medical evacuation, electronic warfare, command and control, attack, assault support, and special operations. More than 3,000 BLACK HAWK variants have accumulated more than 6.5 million flight hours for the United States military and international customers. European governments that fly BLACK HAWK helicopters today include Austria, Greece and Spain.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., USA, is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service. The company's long commitment to safety and innovation is reflected in its mission statement: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere ... every time(TM)." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

Web site: http://www.sikorsky.com

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.



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