Sikorsky S-70 H-60

MH-60R Seahawk

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

The MH-60R is the newest US Navy Seahawk replacing both the SH-60B and SH-60F as their primary antisubmarine helicopter in the also new HSM squadrons. It was originally envisioned as a re-built aircraft, but a cost/benefit analysis showed that it made more sense to build new ones.

It shares a common cockpit with the MH-60S and its roles includes anti-surface warfare, surveillance, communications relay, combat search and rescue, naval gunfire support and logistics support.

The first production helicopter delivered to the US Navy on August 2005.

As of 2012, the US Navy has seven operational carrier air wing squadrons, two expeditionary squadrons and two fleet replacement squadrons operating the MH-60R, with 85 flying operationally and 44 in training squadrons. 291 MH-60R aircraft are expected by 2017.

Specifications MH-60R Seahawk

Engine 2 x GE T700-GE-401C 1890 shp
Capacity 3
Length (m) 19.76
Height (m) 5.1
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m) 16.35
Disc area (m2) 161
Weight (kgs)     Max: 10600
Speed (km/h)     Max: 267
Range (km) 800
Ceiling (m) 3500
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  List of Operators of MH-60R Seahawk

Years Model Org
1983-    S-70 H-60 usa US Navy
2013-    australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)
2016-    denmark Flyvevåbnet
2018-    saudi arabia Royal Saudi Navy
2021-    india Bharatiya Nau Sena
2023-    south korea Daehanminguk Haegun
2024 greece Elliniko Polemiko Nautiko
2025 norway Luftforsvaret
2025 spain Arma Aerea de la Armada Española

  Global Distribution of MH-60R Seahawk


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