Sikorsky HH-60U Black Hawk
Sikorsky’s offering to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N Huey helicopter fleet
the most critical national security missions
Guarding and protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch sites across the Great Plains requires specially trained tactical security teams on constant standby — and a fleet of combat ready and survivable U.S. Air Force helicopters to get them where they need to be.
For this critical national security mission, Sikorsky proposes a variant of the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter — designated HH-60U — already in the Air Force inventory. ‘HH-60U’ is the U.S. Air Force’s designation for their fleet of slightly modified UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft acquired in 2011.
An HH-60U fleet of up to 84 aircraft also would provide secure and survivable emergency transport to support Continuity of Government Operations transport in Washington, D.C.
Sikorsky proposes additional HH-60U aircraft for the UH-1N Huey Replacement Program configured with four already-qualified mission kits:
Electro-optical / infrared imaging sensor
Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System
200 gallon internal auxiliary fuel tank
The Sikorsky HH-60U meets and exceeds performance requirements of the Air Force UH-1N Huey Replacement Program for the following missions:
- Emergency Security Response – Unobstructed cabin space for nine Security Forces specialists, their gear, and ESR mission equipment box, plus two special mission aviators.
- Convoy Escort – Endurance, armament and survivability to escort the missile security force team.
- Continuation of Operations Airlift – Crashworthy cabin seating for 8 VIPs and two special mission aviators.
Only the HH-60U Black Hawk helicopter meets modern U.S. military standards and U.S. Air Force requirements for:
The HH-60U Black Hawk platform is unique among its competitors seeking to replace the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey fleet for reasons of commonality and significant cost savings that will endure for decades to come.
85% Commonality to
USAF HH-60W Fleet
(100% for dynamic components)
Single depot to
maintain common fleet
manpower for common fleet
Optimize spare support
for common fleet
Consolidated training program
Leverage common platform
to reduce cost of future