Colombia PNC Black Hawk 3 640More Black Hawks for Colombia

On 15 September 2022, the Policia Nacional de Colombia (Colombian national police) received the first three out of twelve Sikorsky UH-60A+ Black Hawk helicopters.

The Black Hawks were flown to Bogota on board of C-17A Globemaster III 02-1101 of the 911th Air Wing.

The twelve new UH-60A+ Black Hawks will be used for a variety of missions, like anti-crime operations and environmental protection. Their delivery was already announced last April.

The Colombian national police is already flying the Black Hawk for many years, with eleven UH-60L delivered from late 1999, of which nine are still active, and ten UH-60As delivered from mid-2017.

With these additional helicopters, the total number of Black Hawks in service with the police will become 31.

Colombia PNC Black Hawk 2 320Interestingly, photos of the actual delivery showed at least one of them is a former Afghan Air Force (AAF) helicopter, that has escaped the country in August 2021 following the take-over by the Taliban. Afghan serial 23308 (US Army 79-23308) was seen being unloaded in Bogota.

Photos by Policia Nacional de Colombia

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