US Hands Over Black Hawk Helicopters To Croatia - Defense Ministry

US Hands Over Black Hawk Helicopters to Croatia - Defense Ministry

Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic and US Ambassador Robert Kohorst on Friday oversaw the handover of two US Black Hawk helicopter to the Balkan nation at an air base in Pleso.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th October, 2018) Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic and US Ambassador Robert Kohorst on Friday oversaw the handover of two US Black Hawk helicopter to the Balkan nation at an air base in Pleso.

"The $53-million donation (let's call it an investment in our partner) is the largest investment of its kind in Europe," the chief of the US diplomatic mission tweeted.

Washington promised last fall to gift Croatia with a couple of UH-60 medium-lift helicopters. The Croatian government announced in March it was also in talks with Israel to buy a batch of old F-16 fighters from Israel to the tune of $485.6 million.

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