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MH-92  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Total Production: 28
Unitary Cost: USD$137 million
Also Known As: CH-148 Cyclone, H-92 Cyclone, HH-92 and Superhawk
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Parent System: H-92 Superhawk
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 288
Total Cost: USD$5.0 billion
Family Members: S-92 and VH-92
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Description: The Sikorsky H-92/S-92 is a medium-lift helicopter based upon the combat proven Black Hawk. It has been designed to meet the needs of military and commercial customers in all-weather conditions featuring a larger cabin, a more survivable design and enhanced range. An aft ramp was provided for easy loading and unloading of troops and cargo. In addition, the H/S-92 helicopter can be outfitted with a wide range of equipment (FLIR, radar, etc.) to fulfill a wide range of mission requirements.

The H-92 Superhawk is available for export as a multi-role helicopter due to its mission flexibility. The low operating costs achieved in the H-92 design make it suitable to many customers. The H-92 version available for the civil market is known as the S-92. The Canadian H-92s will perform anti-submarine patrols, surveillance and ship-borne duties, search and rescue support, cargo and personnel transport, and disaster relief support. On November 23, 2004, Sikorsky and the government of Canada signed a CAD$5 billion ($3.85 billion) contract to provide and maintain 28 H-92 maritime multi-mission helicopters with deliveries scheduled to begin in late 2008.

In April 2005, Sikorsky Aircraft and the Canadian government inaugurated a new Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) office located at Sikorsky's main manufacturing facility in Stratford, Connecticut. The new 25,000 square-foot space included a 5,000 square-foot secure area to accommodate a detachment of 17 Canadian government employees overseeing the project. The H-92 helicopter was designated the CH-148 Cyclone by the Canadian Forces. First flight was expected in November 2007 and deliveries shall began one year later. In April 2006 BAE Systems was awarded a $10.4 million contract to provide 31 AN/ALQ-144A(V)5 countermeasures system for Canada's CH-148 Cyclone helicopter. These countermeasures systems are meant to protect CH-148s from infrared guided surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles. The contract was awarded by General Dynamics Canada which takes care of the ALQ-144s integration into Cyclones.

In December 2005 Sikorsky announced that the military variant of the medium-lift S-92 helicopter was re-designated the MH-92 replacing its previous H-92 designation. The MH-92 was scheduled to test new avionics and fly-by-wire controls to be ultimately deployed with the Canadian Forces CH-148 Cyclone. The HH-92 is an H-92 variant offered for the US Air Force CSAR-X program. CSAR-X pursues a replacement for the HH-60G Pave Hawk combat search and rescue aircraft.

MH-92 Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 22
Dimensions
Height: 5.47 meter (17.9 foot)
Length: 20.9 meter (69 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 17.2 meter
Width: 3.18 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 3,353 meter (11,001 foot)
Max Range: 880 kilometer (475 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 6,000 shp (4,476 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 71 mps (254 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 78 mps (151 KTAS)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 14,300 kilogram (31,526 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MH-92 News

There are 9 news between
23 Jul 2004 and 15 Jun 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016Sikorsky's S-92 Helicopter Fleet Surpasses One Million Flight Hours
Monday, November 17, 2008CH-148 Cyclone Helicopter Completes First Flight Successfully
Friday, December 21, 2007Sikorsky Helicopter with Fly-by-Wire Technology Successfully Completes First Flight
Monday, July 30, 2007Fly-By-Wire Technology for Candian H-92 Helicopters Tested Successfully
Wednesday, April 18, 2007Canadian CH-148 Helicopters to Receive ALQ-210 Electronic Support Measure Systems
Tuesday, April 3, 2007S-92 Helicopter Proves Capability to Deploy Missile Countermeasures
Monday, October 30, 2006Sikorsky Validates its 4th Generation Rotor Blade
Tuesday, October 24, 2006S-92 Tests Search and Rescue Automatic Flight Control System
Friday, July 23, 2004H-92 Selected to Replace Canadian Sea King

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 281
Propulsion Systems
CT7-8x2
CT7-8Cx2
Protection Systems
AN/ALQ-144A
AN/ALQ-210x1
Sensor Systems
AN/ARC-210
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