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Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:09:14 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 12, 2018, 12:43:24 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.

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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:56:49 AM »
India cleared to buy 24 MH-60R helicopters under potential $2.6B deal | Naval Today - April 3, 2019
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In addition to helicopters, the ale would include APS-153(V) multi-mode radars, a thousand sonobuoys, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, APKWS rockets, MK 54 torpedoes, M-240D and GAU-21 guns, and naval strike missile emulators, among other.

What is more, India has requested the transfer of a legacy MH-60B/R helicopter under the US government’s excess defense article.


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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 05:15:14 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/usn-tests-potential-ew-upgrade-mh-60r/

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USN tests potential EW upgrade for MH-60R
26th June 2019 - 14:30 GMT

This technology is intended to provide enhanced situational awareness and more collaborative electronic warfare missions aboard the MH-60R.

The team demonstrated its project, the Software and Hardware for Airborne Fusion Technology, Experimentation and Demonstration (SHAFTED), during a risk reduction event in May, flying the prototype with the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70.

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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 04:09:19 PM »
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/07/12/state-approves-half-billion-mh-60r-helo-sale-to-greece/

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State approves half-billion MH-60R helo sale to Greece

Congress was notified of the sale July 12, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website. Congress is required to approve the deal.

The sale will include 10 APS-I 53(V) Multi-Mode Radars, 18 T700 GE-401 C engines as well as other radar, targeting and communications systems and equipment.

The order would also include 1,000 AN/SSQ-36/53/62 Sonobuoys, 100 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System rockets, 30 MK 54 Torpedoes and M-2400 guns.

The principal contractor is Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Owego, New York.

The government in Greece announced it intended to buy the helicopters in February as part of a modernization effort.


U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to the Spartans of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 shoots an AGM-114N Hellfire missile during exercise Baltic Operations in the Baltic Sea on June 14. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theodore Green/Navy)






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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 10:06:07 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/greece-seeks-mh-60r-helicopters/

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Greece seeks MH-60R helicopters
15th July 2019 - 11:30 GMT

In a deal worth $600 million, Greece has requested up to seven MH-60R multi-mission helicopters equipped with ten APS-l 53(V) multi-mode radars, T700 GE-401 C engines, Airborne Low Frequency Systems, AN/AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems and Embedded GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module.

Other equipment includes AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys; AGM-114 M36-E9 Captive Air Training Missiles, AGM-114Q Hellfire training missiles; Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System rockets; MK 54 torpedoes; M-2400 crew served guns; and GAU-21 crew served guns. Communications, night vision and IFF systems are also included in the package.

The MH-60R will provide Greece with the ability to perform anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions, vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay.

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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 12:24:47 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/rok-requests-mh-60r-helicopters-us/

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ROK requests MH-60R helicopters from US
8th August 2019 - 10:30 GMT

At a cost of $800 million the ROK wants 12 MH-60R helicopters, equipped with the following: APS-153(V) multi-mode radars; T-700-GE-401C engines; Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Systems; AN/AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems;  Embedded GPS/INS with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module; Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems – Low Volume Terminals Block Upgrade Two terminals; M-240D crew served guns; GAU-21 crew served guns; and AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys.

Logistics and support have also been requested.

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Re: Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 02:51:24 AM »
Greece to get MH-60 Seahawk helicopters and sonars | Air Recognition - 27 October 2020 13:41
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Lockheed Martin is awarded a $193,980,348 contract modification to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013. This modification adds a $180,000,000 for the production and delivery of four MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, and exercises a $13,980,348 option to procure three airborne low frequency sonars in support of the government of Greece.

Work will be performed in Owego, New York (49%); Stratford, Connecticut (37%); Troy, Alabama (7%); Brest, France (6%); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (1%), and is expected to be completed in February 2025. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $43,980,348 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.