MH-60R Seahawk

Last updated: 26 Oct 2021

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 electromagnetic warfare, 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.

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

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

General Characteristics
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 pounds (empty), 23,500 pounds (max gross)
Airspeed: 180 knots (max)
Ceiling: 13,000 feet
Range: 245 Nautical Miles
Crew: Three
 

Point of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command
Public Affairs

47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT
Bldg. 2272, Suite 075
Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440

 

(301) 757-1487

 

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