Common questions

How much does a MH-60R cost?

How much does a MH-60R cost?

How much does an MH-60R cost? The Navy has so far procured 46 helicopters at a cost of US $47.7 million per aircraft, not including the Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) installed in the aircraft.

How much does a MH-60R weight?

MH-60R Seahawk engines and performance The maximum and cruise speed of the helicopter are 267km/h and 168km/h respectively, while the range is 834km. The service ceiling of the helicopter is 3,438m. The helicopter weighs around 6,895kg and has a maximum take-off weight of 10,659kg.

How many MH-60R does Australia have?

24 MH-60Rs
Australia receives 24 Troy kits, 24 integrated vehicle health management units and data transfer units, and 24 production kits for its 24 MH-60Rs.

What does MH-60 stand for?

Multi-Mission Aircraft
In the US military’s Mission Design Series (MDS) designation system for aerospace vehicles, the modified mission prefix letter “M” stands for Multi-mission.

What will replace the MH 60?

The U.S. Navy is looking to replace its MH-60 Seahawk and uncrewed MQ-8 Fire Scout helicopters in the 2030s. The service wants to piggyback on the U.S. Army’s search to replace the Blackhawk helicopter. A Seahawk replacement would likely be an Osprey-like tiltrotor design or one fitted with a push propeller.

Who makes the MH 60?

Sikorsky Aircraft
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk/Manufacturers

A Modern-Day Romeo Built jointly by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., which constructs its airframe, and Lockheed Martin, which supplies its complex avionics and mission systems technologies, the Romeo can achieve a speed of 180 knots while carrying extra fuel tanks or an intimidating payload of torpedoes and Hellfire missiles.

Does the US Navy use Blackhawks?

Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.

What helicopter does the Australian Navy use?

Current Aircraft

Name Type
EC-135T2+ Training helicopter
MH-60R Seahawk Anti-submarine/Anti-surface/Search and Rescue helicopter
MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter

What is the difference between a Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopter?

The SH-60 Sea Hawk is the U.S. Navy version of the UH-60 Black Hawk and is the primarily medium utility helicopter in the Navy’s fleet. The Seahawk is a twin-engine helicopter. The Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk can carry 11 soldiers or 2,600 pounds (1,170 kg) of cargo or sling load 9,000 pounds (4,050 kg) of cargo.

How many people can an MH 60 carry?

five passengers
The MH-60R features a spacious cabin, which provides a comfortable operational environment for three to four flight crew and five passengers.

How many MH 60S does the Navy have?

275 MH-60S
The US Navy operates 275 MH-60S helicopters.

Is the MH-60R a multi-mission Naval helicopter?

The cockpit is also fitted with a global positioning system, an inertial navigation system, satellite communication system and secure VHF/UHF communications. The MH-60R helicopter can be armed with Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes for ASW missions.

What kind of weapons does the MH-60R carry?

The MH-60R helicopter can be armed with Mk 54 lightweight torpedoes for ASW missions. It can carry a number of weapons, including eight Hellfire anti-surface missiles and .50 calibre guns for ASuW missions.

When did the Navy receive the MH-60R Seahawk?

The first Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 equipped with MH-60Rs was established by the US Navy at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, San Diego, in October 2007. The US Navy received the 200th MH-60R in November 2014.

When did the Australian Navy get the MH-60R Romeo?

The Australian government signed a contract with the US in June 2011 for a fleet of 24 MH-60R Romeo helicopters to support the Royal Australian Navy’s anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare operations. The first two helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy in December 2013 followed by another two in February 2014.