U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk
The MH-60S Seahawk is a do-it-all machine. It participates in many missions including anti-surface warfare, combat support, humanitarian disaster relief, combat search and rescue, and aero medical evacuation. The MH-60 replaced the Navy’s H-46D helicopters which led to significant cost reductions. There are only two versions of the Sea Hawk in the Navy, the MH-60S and the MH-60R. The crew of the MH-60 will travel to Dayton from Norfolk, VA.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The MH-60 can land on almost all Navy ships including cruisers, destroyers, and frigates!
- The MH-60s can deploy sonobouys and torpedoes in an anti-submarine role. They can also extend the range of the ship’s radar capabilities!
- The MH-60S has a “common cockpit” design which allows a pilot to shift from one aircraft to another with minimal re-training!
- The first MH-60S operational squadron was Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC 5) in Guam!
MH-60S Seahawk FAST FACTS:
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems
Date Deployed: 2002
Engines: Two GE T700-GE-401 (C)
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet
Maximum Speed: 180 knots
Ceiling: 13,000 feet
Range: 245 Nautical Miles
Maximum Weight: 23,500 pounds
Crew: Three to four