Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
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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 airframe modification is 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, 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). All Navy H-60s carry a rescue hoist for SAR/CSAR missions.
- YSH-60 Seahawk: Developmental version, led to SH-60B; five built.
- SH-60B Seahawk: Anti-submarine warfare helicopter, equipped with an APS-124 search radar and an ALQ-142 ESM system under the nose, also fitted with a 25-tube sonobuoy launcher on the left side and modified landing gear; 181 built for the US Navy.
- NSH-60B Seahawk: Permanently configured for flight testing.
- CH-60E: Proposed troop transport version for the U.S. Marine Corps. Not built.
- SH-60F Oceanhawk: Carrier-borne anti-submarine warfare helicopter, equipped with dipping sonar; 76 built for the U.S. Navy.
- NSH-60F Seahawk: Modified SH-60F to support the VH-60N Cockpit Upgrade Program.
- HH-60H Rescue Hawk: Search-and-rescue helicopter for the U.S. Navy; 42 built
- XSH-60J Seahawk: Two U.S.-built pattern aircraft for Japan.
- SH-60J Seahawk: Anti-submarine warfare helicopter for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.
- YSH-60R Seahawk: Developmental version, led to the MH-60R/S.
- MH-60R Seahawk: Variant of the SH-60 that combines the features of the SH-60B and SH-60F
- YCH-60S Knighthawk:
- MH-60S Knighthawk: Multimission helicopter whose missions include vertical replenishment, medical evacuation, combat search and rescue, anti-surface warfare, maritime interdiction, close air support, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and special warfare support. It replaced the CH-46 Sea Knight in USN service.
- HH-60/MH-60 Jayhawk: U.S. Coast Guard version, developed from HH-60H.
- Royal Australian Navy
- Brazilian Navy
- Republic of China
- Republic of China Naval Aviation Command
- Royal Danish Navy
- Hellenic Navy
- Israeli Sea Corps
- Indian Navy
- Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force - see Mitsubishi H-60
- South Korea
- Republic of Korea Navy
- Qatar Emiri Air Force
- Qatar Emiri Navy
- Saudi Arabia
- Royal Saudi Navy
- Republic of Singapore Air Force
- Republic of Singapore Navy
- Spanish Navy
- Royal Thai Navy
- Tunisian Navy
- Turkish Naval Forces
- United States
- United States Navy