S-70 Blackhawk export attempts

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I'm trying to compile a list of failed export orders over the years and right now I'm currently on the Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk. The series starts at S-70A-1 which would be the Deserthawk Saudi Arabia ordered, the S-70A-5 for the Philippines and then the S-70A-9 for Australia, but what about the numbers in between such as the S-70A-2,S-70A-3,etc? I'm not sure which is which but I think I rmember hearing that different models of the S-70 had been proposed to Germany,Algeria,Peru and Spain .I know Switzerland evaluated it but chose the AS-532. Any help in thise area would be much appreciated
 

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Iranian F-14A said:
I'm trying to compile a list of failed export orders over the years and right now I'm currently on the Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk. The series starts at S-70A-1 which would be the Deserthawk Saudi Arabia ordered, the S-70A-5 for the Philippines and then the S-70A-9 for Australia, but what about the numbers in between such as the S-70A-2,S-70A-3,etc? I'm not sure which is which but I think I rmember hearing that different models of the S-70 had been proposed to Germany,Algeria,Peru and Spain .I know Switzerland evaluated it but chose the AS-532. Any help in thise area would be much appreciated

Here is my own list of S-70 export versions. Some are probably missing but there's quite a lot here already.

However I couldn't say which of these were "failed" exports as you call them.

ModelNameDateCountryQty. Details
S-70A BLACK HAWK1978United States Military model for the export market.
S-70AFIRE HAWK United States Firefighting variant of the UH-60L.
S-70A-1DESERT HAWK1990Saudi Arabia18 Royal Saudi Air Force, including one configured as VIP transport (or only 13?)
S-70A-1LDESERT HAWK Saudi Arabia8 Aeromedical evacuation version for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Army Aviation Command
S-70A-2BLACK HAWK1989Australia Royal Australian Air Force
S-70A-3BLACK HAWK Spain
S-70A-4BLACK HAWK Switzerland5 Flugwaffe (Air Force)
S-70A-5BLACK HAWK1987China, Philippines2 Philippine Air Force
S-70A-6BLACK HAWK Thailand6 Utility version (or only 2?)
S-70A-7BLACK HAWK Peru
S-70A-8BLACK HAWK Brazil
S-70A-9BLACK HAWK1987Australia39 Australian Army Aviation Corps, includes 38 produced locally by Hawker de Havilland
S-70A-10BLACK HAWK Israel
S-70A-11BLACK HAWK1986Jordan3 Royal Jordanian Air Force
S-70A-12UH-60J BLACK HAWK1990Japan1 SAR model for JASDF/JMSDF (or 4 including 2 as kits?); also UH-60JA (1997)
UH-60L BLACK HAWK1989United States724 also VH-60L
S-70A-14BLACK HAWK Brunei1 Royal Brunei Air Force, similar to the UH-60L but fitted out as a spiffy VIP transport.
S-70A-15BLACK HAWK Sweden
S-70A-16BLACK HAWK United Kingdom1 Engine test bed for the Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM 332
S-70A-17YARASA Turkey12 Turk Jandarma Teskilati (police/paramilitary police forces), including 2 VIP machines
S-70A-18UH-60P BLACK HAWK1990South Korea3 Republic of Korea Army & AF (100 planned); slightly modified S-70L with minor avionics changes
S-70A-19BLACK HAWK United Kingdom1 was to be built under licence in the UK by Westland as the WS-70; later cancelled
S-70A-20BLACK HAWK Thailand2 VIP version for Thailand
S-70A-21BLACK HAWK1990Egypt6 Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force (or only 2?)
S-70A-22BLACK HAWK South Korea3 Republic of Korea Army
S-70A-23BLACK HAWK Algeria no details
S-70A-24BLACK HAWK1991Mexico6 Fuerza Aerea Mexicana (or only 2?)
S-70A-25BLACK HAWK1992Morocco2 Royal Gendarmerie (first batch)
S-70A-26BLACK HAWK Morocco2 Royal Gendarmerie (second batch)
S-70A-27BLACK HAWK1992Hong Kong3 Government Flying Service (or only 2?)
S-70A-28YARASA1993Turkey20+ Turk Hava Kuvvetleri; also S-70A-28D (second batch) (60 + 30 ordered in all)
S-70A-29BLACK HAWK Hong Kong no confirmation
S-70A-30BLACK HAWK1994Argentina1 Fuerza Aerea Argentina
S-70A-33BLACK HAWK1997Brunei4 Royal Brunei Air Force
S-70A-34BLACK HAWK1997Malaysia2 Tentara Udara Diraja Malaysia
S-70A-36BLACK HAWK1997Brazil4 Aviacao do Exercito Brasileiro
S-70A-37BLACK HAWK2000Brunei2 Royal Brunei Air Force
S-70A-39BLACK HAWK1998Chile1 Fuerza Aerea de Chile
S-70A-41UH-60L BLACK
HAWK
1992Colombia38 Fuerza Aerea Colombiana / PNdC
S-70A-42BLACK HAWK2002Austria9
S-70A-43BLACK HAWK2001Thailand3+ Royal Thai Army (9 total planned by 2009)
S-70A-50PEACE HAWK > YANSHUF 21998Israel15 Israeli Defence Force/Air Force; means "owl"
S-70A-55PEACE HAWK > YANSHUF 32001Israel24 Israeli Defense Force/Air Force
S-70BVH-60N WHITE HAWK1988United States9 US Marine Corps VIP Presidential transport
S-70B-1HS.23 SEAHAWK Spain12 Fleet Air Arm, Spanish Navy
S-70B-2SEAHAWK Australia16 Royal Australian Navy-Fleet Air Arm
S-70B-3SH-60J SEAHAWK1993Japan2 Anti-submarine version for the JASDF (+ 101 built locally?)
S-70B-4SH-60F SEAHAWK United States United States Navy
S-70B-5HH-60H SEAHAWK United States United States Navy (or HH-60J?)
S-70B-6AEGEAN HAWK Greece16 Hellenic Naval Aviation military variant; blend of the SH-60B and F models.
S-70B-7SEAHAWK Thailand6 Export version for the Royal Thai Navy Air Division
S-70B-8YARASA Turkey12+ Turk Donama Havaciligi (16 or 17 ordered) (also found as S-70B-28)
S-70B-9SEAHAWK Australia RAAF/AAAC
S-70C-1BLUE HAWK Taiwan18 Republic of China Naval Aviation; also S-70C-1A
S-70CM-1THUNDERHAWK Taiwan7 Republic of China Naval Aviation
S-70C(M)-2BLUE HAWK Taiwan14 Search and rescue version for the Taiwanese Military
S-70C-2 BLUE HAWK Brunei1 VIP version for Brunei (or SAR?)
S-70C-6SUPER BLUE HAWK Taiwan Republic of China Air Force
S-70C-IIHEI YING China24 People's Liberation Army Aviation Corps
S-70D-28BLACK HAWK Turkey8 newly designed cockpit (or 30?)
 

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Wow Stargazer2006 great effort !!!

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Regarding this list i have the following queries:

does the VH-60N originate from the S-70B or is it a hybrid A and B?

don't you think the Turkish designations S-70B-28 is a bit off given that the last S-70B model is the B-9?
and the Turkish S-70D-28? was there an S-70D? strange for me!

and moreover:
I have seen on another website (webmaster could not confirm this) the following anomalies regarding the S-70:

SOTAS test aircraft designation UH-60A SOTAS or YEH-60B SOTAS?

Early version of the Presidential Hawk designation: VH-60A or D, as other media give it as D?

Is there a Saudi Arabian S-70L (apart from the S-70A-1L)? is this designation being used again?

Wasn’t the S-70L designation used for the naval version of the Blackhawk which was later changed to S-70B?

Is there a Japanese UH-60J+?

keep up the good work

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The Netherlands evaluated the S-70 during the early 1990s but selected Cougar instead. Don't know if Sikorsky allocated a designation.

The two UK S-70s received different model designations because they were delivered to two separate customers ( one to Rolls-Royce and one to Westland ) even though they collaborated closely on the technology for the WS-70.

The latter might explain the spurious "S-70L"; it seems that Westland christened their Saudi proposal as WS-70L as a combination of S-70 and UH-60L.
 

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Wasn't the WS70 intended to be supplied to the Saudi's, but the contract fell through?

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JohnR said:
Wasn't the WS70 intended to be supplied to the Saudi's, but the contract fell through?

Regards.

That's right. It juts petered-out in the early 1990s though, when Saudi started buying Desert Hawks directly from Sikorsky.

Here's one I had forgotten: Shorts had teamed-up with Sikorsky in 1985 and were offering the S-70 in competition to the WG.30 and Super Puma:

Westland is in competition with Aerospatiale, offering the AS.332 Super Puma, and Sikorsky, teamed with Shorts offering the S-70A Black Hawk for the RAF order.

Between 75 and 125 helicopters are required to meet a 1988 in-service date.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1985/1985%20-%200475.html

That agreement only lasted a year or so. From 1986:
In addition, Shorts sought new areas of the home market, and new expertise when, at the last Farnborough Air Show, the
company signed a memorandum of understanding with Sikorsky to assemble and equip S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopters, should they be ordered by the RAF.

That MoU has now been superseded by Westland's link with Sikorsky and Fiat, and its grasp on a licence to produce Black Hawks.




A few years later and it was Westland offering the S-70 to the RAF!
 

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