The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on Friday about the request, as is legally required.
Colombia has long been a fan of the UH-60. It has been buying the helicopter since 1987 for use as a gunship and for counter-insurgency/anti-drug operations.
The sale would include the helicopters, 10 T700-GE-701D engines, a warranty, fuel tanks, spare parts, tools, equipment, technical documentation, and training/technical support.
Colombia would use the “Black Hawks” to modernize its military, and the sale would be seen as a way of creating more interoperability with Colombia and other southern allies.