MH-60R Seahawk

MH-60R Seahawk

Mission

The MH-60R Seahawk missions are anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, surveillance, communications relay, combat search and rescue, naval gunfire support and logistics support.


Description

As the Navy’s next generation submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk is the cornerstone of the Navy’s Helicopter Concept of Operations. Anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare are the MH-60R’s primary missions. Secondary missions include search and rescue, vertical replenishment, Naval surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacuation, and VHF/UHF/Link communication relay. The MH-60R and its mission systems have replaced the fleet’s legacy SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft.


Specifications

Primary Function: Anti-Submarine Warfare, Surface Warfare Helicopter
Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems
Date Deployed: 2006
Propulsion: 2-GE T700-GE-401 (C)
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet
Weight: 14,430 lbs (empty), 23,500 lbs (max gross)
Airspeed: 180 knots (max)
Ceiling: 13,000 feet
Range: 245 Nautical Miles
Crew: Three


Program Status

ACAT: ACAT IC Program
Production: In production
Inventory: 273
Initial Operational Capabilities (IOC) date: December 2005
Operational Capabilities (FOC) date: 2010