The helicopter allows the special forces to perform many combat tasks
The equipment used by the Special Operations Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine remains a secret, but it is sometimes shown, such as the UH-60 Black Hawk multi-role helicopters.
As Israel Defense Forces officer Yigal Levin pointed out, the UH-60 Black Hawk in the GUR photo is its S-70i modification, which is manufactured under license in Poland, partly using American parts.
The UH-60 helicopter itself began to be produced in the USA in 1977 and proved to be such a successful and reliable machine that it is not only still in use, but also in production, so their total number has exceeded 4,000 and continues to grow.
The “Black Hawk” itself is a multi-purpose helicopter and can be used for reconnaissance, cargo transportation, amphibious landing and fire support, rescue operations, transportation of VIPs, installation of radio interference, special tasks and others.
The helicopter can have a maximum mass of slightly more than 11 tons, of which approximately 1200 kg is the payload inside the cabin and more than 4 tons on the external suspension. In addition to 3 crew members, “Black Hawk” can carry 11 paratroopers or at least 6 wounded. As for weapons, it consists of both 7.62 and 12.7 mm machine guns, as well as various guided and unguided missiles.
Also, the helicopter is capable of flying almost 600 km, and taking into account additional fuel tanks – more than 2,200 km, developing a speed of up to 360 km/h and climbing to a height of 5,800 meters.