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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: HH-60J Jayhawk
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Parent System: H-60 Hawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,766
Total Cost: USD$100 billion
Family Members: A2C2S, Advanced UH-60J, BattleHawk, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HH-60M BlackHawk, HH-60W, MH-60M BlackHawk, MH-60R Strikehawk, MH-60S Knighthawk, S-70i International Black Hawk, SH-60B Seahawk, SH-60F Ocean Hawk, UH-60A Blackhawk, UH-60L Blackhawk, UH-60M BlackHawk, UH-60Q Medevac and UH-60V Blackhawk
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Description: The UH-60 utility tactical transport helicopters provide air assault, general support, medial evacuation, command and control, electronic warfare, and special operations support for the US Army and allied nations. They feature lightweight armor to counter small arms fire, as well as hardened and redundant sub-systems design for improved survivability. The UH-60 airframe has been designed to progressively crush on impact, protecting the crew and the passengers. The UH-60 helicopters provide improved mobility to ground forces, due to dramatic improvements in troop capacity and cargo lift capability compared to previous utility helicopters. UH-60s also enable rapid deployment of infantry troops throughout the battlefield. Up to 11 combat ready troops and a crew of 4 can be accommodated inside a UH-60 helicopter.

The UH-60 helicopter can accommodate external fuel tanks to achieve extended range, small caliber guns typically for self-defense, and even Hellfire anti-tank missiles, as well as other equipment. They can operate in almost any weather conditions even carrying a 105mm howitzer, its crew of 6-man, and up to 30 rounds of ammunition in just a single lift. It has been exported under the S-70 designation and more than 2,660 units have been produced to date. The US Army is the largest UH-60 operator with an estimated procurement of 1,725 UH-60A/L helicopters and more than 4,600 aircraft produced for domestic and foreign operators. The US Army expects to upgrade the majority of the fleet to the UH-60M standard by 2020.

The SH-60 Sea Hawk is a medium lift, twin-engine, utility and assault helicopter used for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, communications relay, medical evacuation, vertical replenishment, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift, and special operations. It is a derivative of proven UH-60 helicopter and is based aboard Carriers, Amphibious Assault Ships, Cruisers, Destroyers and Frigates.

For the Anti-Submarine Warfare role the SH-60 deploys sonobouys and torpedoes. It extends ship's detection range for Anti-Surface (against other ships) warfare. The helicopter has a crew of 4, two pilot, an airborne tactical officer and a sensor operator. The tactical officer is responsible for tactical situation deciding what asset will be used to prosecute a target and handling the coordination with other assets on scene. The sensor operator is an enlisted sailor who operates the radar an magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) equipment, interprets acoustic data and performs search and rescue as rescue swimmer.

The HH-60H was designed to meet the US Navy combat support requirements. It is able to carry out a wide variety of missions, but typically it is employed for combat search and rescue and special operations. Sikorsky Aircraft delivered 42 HH-60J Jayhawk helicopters to the United States Coast Guard to conduct search and rescue (SAR), offshore law enforcement, drug interdiction, aids to navigation and environmental protection missions. In April 2005, Sikorsky was selected to upgrade the Jayhawk fleet to a new configuration designated as the MH-60T under Integrated Deepwater program.

HH-60H Applications

Fighting Ships CVN 68 Nimitz

HH-60H Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 8
Height: 5.18 meter (17.0 foot)
Length: 19.8 meter (65 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 7.62 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 16.4 meter
Max Range: 926 kilometer (500 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,780 shp (2,820 kW)
Cruise Speed: 76 mps (272 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 93 mps (180 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 4.20 hour (0.18 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,888 kilogram (21,799 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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HH-60H News

There are 2 news between
5 Apr 2005 and 20 Jan 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011US Navy Renews Logistics Program for 490 H-60 Helicopters
Tuesday, April 5, 2005US Coast Guard to Upgrade HH-60J Jayhawk Fleet

Operators & Related Equipment

United States of America?
201490USAF (41) and USN (49)

Grand Total ?1
Defensive Weapons
AGM-114K Hellfire IIx4
AGM-114M Hellfire IIx4
Offensive Weapons
AGM-114B Hellfirex4
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
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