What does the M in MH-60 mean?

What does the M in MH-60 mean?

Multi-Mission Aircraft
In the US military’s Mission Design Series (MDS) designation system for aerospace vehicles, the modified mission prefix letter “M” stands for Multi-mission.

Can helicopters carry torpedoes?

The AW159 is small helicopter, but is carries modern sensors, including an active dipping sonar. It can carry two Sting Ray torpedoes or depth charges. Alternatively it can be armed with four Thales Martlet lightweight multi-role air-to-surface missiles or four Sea Venom lightweight anti-ship missiles.

How many Blackhawks Does the army have?

More than 4,000 BLACK HAWK aircraft of all types are in service worldwide today. The U.S. Army is the largest operator with 2,135 H-60 designated aircraft.

How many MH-60R helicopters does the US Navy have?

The Navy is anticipated to purchase a total of 291 MH-60R helicopters. Lockheed Martin also secured a five-year contract worth $1.05bn from the US Navy to deliver more than 200 digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the US Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters, in April 2012.

What is the difference between the MH-60R and the MH‑60s?

The MH-60S helicopter complements the mission capabilities of the MH-60R by performing troop transport, Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM), armed helicopter and naval special warfare support missions. Additionally, the MH-60R and MH-60S share the identical multi-function digital glass cockpit.

What is the MH-60R Seahawk?

The MH-60R SEAHAWK is no exception as it com- bines all of the traditional missions of its U.S. Navy predecessors, the SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters. Greatly enhanced over these earlier models, the MH-60R features an upgraded glass cockpit and significant mission improvements for greater flexibility.

How many flight hours has the MH-60R flown?

A global fleet of more than 600 Naval Hawks has flown more than 2.5 million flight hours under the most demanding conditions. The BoTTom LineBuilding on eight decades of Sikorsky’s naval helicopter experience, the MH-60R is the world’s premier maritime multi-mission aircraft.