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1997UH60LMedevac

UH-60L Medevac Helicopter (1997)

The UH-60 Blackhawk's use as a medevac helicopter predates Operation Desert Storm, although about 75 percent of the medevac helicopters used in Desert Storm were the Vietnam-era UH-1.

The significantly improved UH-60L provides many on-board medical capabilities, including an oxygen-generating system, integrated suction systems, medical storage, external rescue hoist and an improved interior treatment space. In addition to medical improvements, the helicopter's avionics, navigation, communications and interior lighting systems have been improved.

A small number of UH-60Ls are in use in current operations. Also in use is the HH-60L, with enhanced capabilities in patient locating, extraction and enroute medical care.