MH-60R Seahawk primary missions are anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, electromagnetic warfare, command and control, and non-combat operations. Secondary missions include naval surface fire support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, logistics, special warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The MH-60R Seahawk is the U.S. Navy's primary anti-submarine and surface warfare helicopter specially designed for all aspects of land or maritime operations from any aviation ship or air-capable vessel. The MH-60R has demonstrated unmatched multi-mission capabilities since achieving full operational capability in 2010 and has achieved the highest mission capable rates of any maritime helicopter. The MH-60R and its mission systems replaced the fleet's legacy SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft.
Primary Function: Anti-Submarine Warfare, Surface Warfare Helicopter
Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems
Date Deployed: 2006
Propulsion: 2x GE T700-GE-401C or -401D
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet
Weight: 15,170 pounds (empty), 23,500 pounds (max gross)
ACAT: ACAT IC Program
Production: In production
Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC) date: December 2005
Operational Capabilities (FOC) date: 2010