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    HH-60W Jolly Green II



    Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II

    The Combat Rescue Helicopter, CRH, is the new US Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter to replace the HH-60G Pave Hawk in the personnel recovery missions.

    Based on the UH-60M Black Hawk was selected as the winner of the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) competition in 2013 following the cancelation of the CSAR-X.

    The CRH has a new Tactical Mission Kit and multiple defense systems enhancing pilots' situational awareness and improved survivability. A new fuel system nearly doubles the capacity of the internal tank on a UH-60M.

    On November 2014 was officially designated the HH-60W

    Production plans calls for 4 Engineering Manufacturing Development (EMD) aircraft and 5 System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA). USAF needs 112 helicopters to replace current HH-60G fleet.

    First flight was May 17, 2019. Second EMD flew May 23, the third on August 8 and fourth on August 27.

    On September 2019, the 4 CRH flew together for the first time

    On February 27, 2020 was officially named Jolly Green II honoring Vietnam-era traditions. 108 HH-60W are planned to be acquired with the first two units to be fielded scheduled to be the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody AFB, GA and the 512th Rescue Squadron at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

    HH-60W Jolly Green II News

    HH-60W Completed Development Testing, 16-Apr-21 : #JollyGreenII US Air Force’s new combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter, the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II completed its developmental test program at Eglin AFB. Started in November 2019 by 413th FLTS having accumulated over 1,100 flight hours with 6 aircraft

    Sikorsky to Upgrade HH-60W capabilities, 16-Feb-21 : #Capabilities Sikorsky will upgrade USAF future combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter HH-60W Jolly Green II capabilities with a 7-year long us$ 980M contract

    Kirtland AFB Welcomes HH-60W, 18-Dec-20 : #Kirtland USAF 512th Rescue Squadron (RQS), 58th Special Operations Wing (SOW) at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico welcomed the newest combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter, the HH-60W “Jolly Green II”, December 17, 2020

    First Two Operational HH-60W Delivered, 06-Nov-20 : #JollyGreenII U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron (RQS) part of 347th Rescue Group based at Moody AFB, Georgia received the first two operational Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters

    HH-60W Begins Live-Fire Testing, 22-Sep-20 : #LiveFire Future USAF combat search and rescue helicopter (CSAR), the Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II, began ground live fire testing at Eglin AFB’s range with GAU-2 (7.62mm M134 minigun gatling) , GAU-18 (.50 M2 Browning) and GAU-21 (.50 M3M) machine guns

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