Turkey has bought 17 American S-70B Seahawk helicopters. The S-70B is
an export version of the U.S. Navy SH-60B Seahawk, which is in turn based on
the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk. This helicopter can stay in the air about two
hours per sortie, carrying two tons of cargo, or a dozen or so people. The
Seahawk is the most widely used naval helicopter in the world. Sikorsky Aircraft
produces the Seahawk, and deliveries to Turkey won't begin until 2009.