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Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:09:14 AM »
From: airforce-technology.com

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The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter replaces SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters in the US Navy’s fleet and combines the capabilities of these aircraft. The MH-60R is also referred to as ‘Romeo’.

The helicopter is equipped for a range of missions including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), search-and-rescue (SAR), naval gunfire support (NGFS), surveillance, communications relay, logistics support and personnel transfer and vertical replenishment (VERTREP).

The helicopter is fitted with a 2,721.55kg (6,000lb) cargo hook for vertical replenishment missions. Lockheed Martin, Owego, is the mission systems integrator.

A possible foreign military sale of eight MH-60R helicopters and associated equipment to Mexico was approved by the US State Department in April 2018. The total estimated value of the deal is $1.2bn.

MH-60R Seahawk helicopter development

The maiden flight of the MH-60R took place in July 2001. The first low-rate initial production (LRIP) helicopters were remanufactured SH-60Bs, but the following MH-60Rs are all newbuilds.


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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 09:43:24 AM »
First Saudi MH-60R arrives in Mayport for training | Janes - 11 October 2018
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Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems is delivering the 10 MH-60R aircraft to the RSNF under a government-to-government Foreign Military Sales agreement signed in 2015. The ceremonial handover of the first aircraft was held in Owego, New York, on 13 September this year.

A total of five RSNF MH-60Rs will join HSM 40 to support training for more than 250 pilots, aircrew, and maintainers.