Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSH-60 / HH-60H / MH-60 Seahawk
|A U.S. Navy SH-60B landing on USS Abraham Lincoln.|
|Role||Utility maritime helicopter|
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||12 December 1979|
|Primary users||United States Navy
Royal Australian Navy
Turkish Naval Forces
|Unit cost||US$42.9 million (MH-60R in FY2012)
US$28.1M (MH-60S in FY2012)
|Developed from||Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk|
|Variants||Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk
The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family. The most significant modifications are the folding main rotor and a hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.
The U.S. Navy uses the H-60 airframe under the model designations SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S. Able to deploy aboard any air-capable frigate, destroyer, cruiser, fast combat support ship, amphibious assault ship, Littoral combat ship or aircraft carrier, the Seahawk can handle anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), naval special warfare (NSW) insertion, search and rescue (SAR), combat search and rescue (CSAR), vertical replenishment (VERTREP), and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).
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