MH-60 SEAHAWK Helicopters
Operational and deployed today with the U.S. Navy as the primary anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system for open ocean and littoral zones, the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.
The Lockheed Martin Common Cockpit™ enables MH-60R and MH-60S aircrews to perform diverse missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, combat search and rescue, vertical replenishment, and airborne mine countermeasures.
The avionics suite is based on open architecture and commercial-off-the-shelf technology, including:
• Four large, flat-panel, multi-function, night-vision-compatible, color displays
• Digital communications suite
• Fully integrated Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation System
• Mass memory data storage
• Rugged integrated mission computer
MH-60RIn June, Australia announced its plans to purchase 24 MH-60Rs.
MH-60RThe MH-60R is the only helicopter currently integrated into the Aegis Combat System.
MH-60RLockheed Martin serves as the integrator for the MH-60R’s Common Cockpit Avionics Suite – the Romeo’s nerve center – and other systems, while Sikorsky manufactures the airframe.
MH-60RCountries flying the MH-60R also benefit from U.S. Navy management, logistical support, training, product improvements and technical services.
MH-60RA U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter landing on the flight deck of the USS Freedom, the nation’s first Littoral Combat Ship, during recent Deck Landing Qualifications.
Australian Aviation, October 2, 2015
Naval-Technology.com, July 23, 2015
Washington Business Journal, March 2, 2015