Washington, D.C. – House and Senate negotiators will need to determine whether to include money to repair a damaged MH-60M Black Hawk within this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
Seven members of the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) were injured in 2015 when a MH-60M crash-landed on the U.S. Naval Ship Red Cloud, 20 miles off Okinawa, Japan.
The MH-60M is a highly specialized variant of the Sikorsky S-60 flown exclusively by the 160th SOAR.
The House version of bill includes $25 million specially marked for Special Operations Command to upgrade and repair the helicopter.