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  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved the sale of eight Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters to Mexico under a deal worth an estimated $1.20 billion. The potential acquisition of the helicopters would boost Mexico’s ability to carry out anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions and secondary missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay. According […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters reached a fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since December 2013 when the 725 Squadron began operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA. Since 2013, operations and training have continued steadily with the return of the squadron to Australia, the acceptance of a major new facility at […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter took part in a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles for the first time on August 14. Two survivors were located by Perth’s MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Hellcat’, and were recovered by a civilian yacht. According to the navy, the support provided to […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy helicopter embarked on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey crashed in waters near Guam on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said. The entire crew of the MH-60R helicopter, including two pilots and one aircrewman, were safely recovered by USS Dewey (DDG 105) and suffered no apparent injuries. The navy said the incident occurred as the […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US state department has approved the sale of twelve MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to the Republic of Korea. The country earlier seemed poised to acquire 12 Leonardo AW159 Wildcat anti-submarine helicopters but South Korea’s defense procurement agency (DAPA) announced earlier this year it would evaluate a US proposal for the second batch of ASW helicopters. […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Danish Department of Defence celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters by having one of the aircraft land aboard the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark, June 6. The helicopters were delivered by the U.S. Navy under a $686 million foreign military sales (FMS) agreement. Overall, nine MH-60Rs will replace the Royal […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million. The US approval comes less than six months after the Greek government announced its intention to buy the MH-60R. The Hellenic Navy is expected to buy up to seven helicopters equipped […]

  • 3 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to India under a deal which, in case it is realized, would cost an estimated $2.6 billion. In addition to helicopters, the ale would include APS-153(V) multi-mode radars, a thousand sonobuoys, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, APKWS rockets, MK 54 torpedoes, M-240D and […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $382 million contract modification to manufacture and deliver eight MH-60R helicopters. The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is used today by the US Navy as a primary platform for anti-submarine warfare in open ocean and littoral zones. Also known as the ‘Romeo’, the MH-60R combines the capabilities of the […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy achieved what it describes “as an operational breakthrough” July 12 as its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter was loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) for the first time. The next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter from “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 was loaded while the […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou is joined by the new MH-60R or ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopter. This is the Navy’s 63rd Middle East rotation and the first time an Australian warship has deployed with an embarked Seahawk Romeo. Inside the ship’s aviation department is […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted the first MH-60R helicopter set for Denmark from Lockheed Martin yesterday, October 22, in Owego, New York. Manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft and provided with mission systems and sensors by Lockheed Martin, the MH-60R is operational and deployed as the primary U.S. Navy anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare system for both open- ocean and littoral zones. […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s foreign military sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of ownership […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has landed a USD 10.5 million contract to provide multi-spectral targeting systems for Royal Danish Navy’s MH-60R/S helicopters. The MH-60R helicopter, also known as “Romeo”, is an Anti-Submarine (ASW)/ Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) multi-mission helicopter. This type of helicopter, together with its sibling, the MH-60S, also known as “Sierra”, flew more than 650,000 hours […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    The “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 Detachment 1 departed Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California, Nov. 17, to join USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) on her maiden deployment. The departure marks the first time the multi-mission MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter are deployed together aboard […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of nine AN/AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys for its fleet of MH-60R helicopters. The possible sale has an estimated value of $200 million, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The ALFS and sonobuoys are central […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $45.8 million contract to deliver automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination (ARPDD) standard retrofit p-kits deployed on the navy’s MH-60R helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed is to deliver 29 systems that will allow the helicopters to discriminate between a periscope and other small surface objects, thereby improving the probability of […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and anti-submarine operations, MH-60R helicopters have flown more than 250,000 hours in operation with the Fleet, providing increased surveillance and situational awareness. Manufactured by […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Australian Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, RAN recently toured North America and one of his first ports of call was Jacksonville Florida, where Fleet Air Arm Personnel are conducting Initial MH-60R Seahawk Trade and Operational Flying Training. VADM Griggs was given an insight into the latest training facilities at NAS Mayport and experienced first […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The first of ten future Royal Saudi Arabian Navy MH60-R Seahawk helicopters landed at Naval Station Mayport on October 2. Saudi pilots and crew are expected to spend the next three years training with HSM 40, a helicopter squadron based out of Naval Station Mayport. “This is an exciting day!” said Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Miller, […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Denmark’s defense department has received the final two of overall nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters delivered by Sikorsky Aircraft under a $686 million contract. The aircraft arrived at the Royal Danish Air Force base Karup on August 1 aboard an American C17 aircraft. MH-60R Seahawks will be flown by the Air Squadron 723 in support of […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy accepted the first two MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Navy in a ceremony yesterday at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, N.Y. “The advanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities of the MH-60 Romeo are a game-changer in shifting the advantage from the submarine to the helicopter, which is essential in today’s […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter is now in possession of a new missile system which will provide improved air-to-ground missile accuracy for the navy. The AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile was accepted into the fleet in August and rounds out the weapons complement of the MH-60R Seahawk. Commanding Officer of 725 Squadron, where the ‘Romeo’ helicopter currently flies, Commander […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Industry news

    Danish Ministry of Defence has chosen MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to replace its maritime helicopter fleet. The main contractors for the USD 686 million deal are Sikorsky (air vehicle) and Lockheed Martin (mission systems), the Ministry announced in a Decision from November 21. Karup-based Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) helicopter wing is expected to receive nine […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Following the recent commissioning of 725 Squadron, training the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo, another important milestone was achieved recently with the first Romeo flight permanently embarking in an Australian warship. HMAS Perth and the first Romeo flight, codenamed ‘Gauntlet’, were reunited off Darwin following their successful pairing during the MH-60R First of Class Flight Trials earlier […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The “Pathfinders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, are currently deployed aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during her maiden 16-month rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. HSM-35, Det. 1, is a self-contained portion of the surface warfare mission package on […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new U.S. Navy development contract will see Lockheed Martin upgrade the navy MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW) active mission payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R or MH-60S, which provides the Navy […]

  • 7 April 2020
    Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock (LHD) HMAS Adelaide (LO1) has left its homeport in Sydney to conduct first of class flight trials for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopters off the coast of Queensland. As explained, the trials will determine the safe operating limits of the Romeo helicopters on the LHD in a range of sea […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy chief Vice Admiral Tim Barrett accepted the last of Navy’s 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters during a ceremony at Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on September 12. The Commonwealth of Australia chose the Romeo in June 2011 to fulfill the Australian Defence Force’s requirement for a fleet of new generation, […]