Lockheed Martin on Friday confirmed Greece’s intent to purchase 35 UH-60M “Black Hawk” helicopters, built by its Sikorsky subsidiary, via the US government’s “foreign military sale” procedure.

The American aerospace and defense manufacturer made the announcement on its website, noting that Greece has signed a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA).

“The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defense’s ongoing modernization and will serve as a dependable helicopter for vital national and allied security missions,” according to Sikorsky president Paul Lemmo.

The company said that in addition to the aircraft, the procurement “also includes personnel training and training equipment to ensure the helicopters’ smooth integration into the Hellenic Army.”

According to LM, Greece’s existing fleet of S-70B aircraft and newly acquired MH-60R maritime helicopters for the Hellenic Navy will operate several variants of the “Hawk” family.