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SH-60F Ocean Hawk  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: ?
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-60H, HH-60M BlackHawk, HH-60W, MH-60M BlackHawk, MH-60R Strikehawk, MH-60S Knighthawk, S-70i International Black Hawk, SH-60B Seahawk, 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 3, the 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 SH-60F Ocean Hawk is a carrier-based helicopter and was deployed by the US Navy in 1988. It is employed mainly for anti-submarine warfare. To date, the US Navy has received about 354 SH-60B/F helicopters.

SH-60F Ocean Hawk Applications


Fighting Ships CVN 68 Nimitz LPX

SH-60F Ocean Hawk Specifications

Crew: 4
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Dimensions
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
Performance
Max Range: 833 kilometer (450 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,780 shp (2,820 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 68 mps (246 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 93 mps (180 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4.20 hour (0.18 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,888 kilogram (21,799 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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SH-60F Ocean Hawk News

There are 10 news between
17 May 2005 and 6 Jul 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016FMS: Israel Requests SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter Equipment and Support
Thursday, January 20, 2011US Navy Renews Logistics Program for 490 H-60 Helicopters
Thursday, September 30, 2010FMS: Spain Requests Refurbishment of Six SH-60F Multi-Mission Utility Helicopters
Friday, July 2, 2010FMS: Tunisia Requests Refurbishment of Twelve SH-60F Multi-Mission Helicopters
Wednesday, July 30, 2008US Navy Completes First Operational MH-60R Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron
Thursday, August 16, 2007US Navy Awards Lockheed Martin MH-60R Multi-Year Procurement Contract
Tuesday, November 7, 2006US Navy's Seahawks Get Improved Reliability
Friday, October 14, 2005US Navy to Build Trimaran LCS
Thursday, August 4, 2005First Production StrikeHawk Conducts First Flight
Tuesday, May 17, 2005MH-60R Helicopter Enters Operational Evaluation Phase

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America?
YearHoldings
201460

Grand Total 62
Defensive Weapons
Mark 50x2
Propulsion Systems
T700-GE-401Cx2
Sensor Systems
AN/AQS-13Fx1
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