Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter


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. Operational and deployed today with the U.S. Navy as the primary anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system for open ocean and littoral zones, the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. The Seahawk also can handle 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).The U.S. Navy uses the H-60 airframe under the model designations SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60R, and MH-60S. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter


The MH-60R was originally known as “LAMPS Mark III Block II Upgrade” when development began in 1993.The MH-60R was formally deployed by the US Navy in 2006. The MH-60R is designed to combine the features of the SH-60B and SH-60F. Its sensors include the ASE package, MTS-FLIR, the AN/APS-147 multi-mode radar/IFF interrogator, an advanced airborne fleet data link, and a more advanced airborne active sonar. It does not carry the MAD suite. Pilot instrumentation is based on the MH-60S’s glass cockpit, using several digital monitors instead of the complex array of dials and gauges in Bravo and Foxtrot aircraft. Offensive capabilities are improved by the addition of new Mk-54 air-launched torpedoes and Hellfire missiles. All Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) squadrons that receive the Romeo are redesignated Helicopter, Strike Maritime (HSM) squadrons. During a mid-life technology insertion project, the MH-60R fleet shall be fitted with the AN/APS-153 Multi-Mode Radar with Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) capability.
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter


As threats become more complex and the demand for superior anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) grows, the MH-60R multi-mission helicopter delivers the capability and agility needed to address the evolving defense environment worldwide. Aboard the MH-60R, sensor data is integrated into actionable information for the three-member crew. The mission systems compile data from onboard and off board sensors to create an integrated picture that allows the helicopter to identify, locate, track and prosecute threats. In addition to the MH-60R’s unmatched capability in its primary mission areas of ASW and ASuW, it also has the capability for secondary missions such as search and rescue, vertical replenishment, naval surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacuation, and VHF/UHF/link communication relay. The U.S. Navy’s fleet of MH-60R “Romeo” and MH-60S “Sierra” SEAHAWK® aircraft has surpassed 1 million flight hours since their induction into the fleet in 2004. All international MH-60R partners can share in the U.S. Navy’s ongoing technical insertion roadmap, mitigating obsolescence and keeping pace and ahead of the maritime threats for the next 30 years and beyond.
Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Maritime Helicopter

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Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)

Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)


From its inception, the M134 has served as a premier aerial weapon system. The Dillon Minigun is most predominantly used in helicopters, and is now customizable to all military and commercial helicopters. As a modular system, it is easily adapted to any existing platform, and performs equally well in the Fixed Forward Fire or Crew Served modes. Dillon weapons, mounts, and ammunition handling systems have been integrated into 16 different rotary wing platforms totaling more than 817 separate aircraft installations. The Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System provides an exceptional armament solution for the MD500 series of helicopters. The MD 500 was developed from the Hughes 500, a civilian version of the US Army’s OH-6A Cayuse/Loach. The series currently includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, MD 530F and MD 530G. Years of direct, hands-on experience coupled with exceptional engineers have produced an armament platform that is lighter, more capable, and easier to support than other systems currently available.

Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)

Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)


The MD500 series (MD 530F and MD 530G) can now carry more ammunition, fuel, or additional weapons systems. Depending on the mission profile the user has endless configuration options utilizing up to 6 weapon stations. Airframe sustainability and useful load benefit from the decreased overall weight; generally 70 pounds compared to legacy systems. MCAS can easily and quickly be configured for Hellfire, M134D, GAU-19B, HMP-400, M260, or M261 rocket launchers based on mission requirements. The outer wing sections are capable of Smart Weapon Enhancements such as the Raytheon Griffin® B launcher. MCAS supports any combination of 3000 or 1500 round 7.62mm magazines, and/or 600 round .50 caliber magazines. A All of the lightweight magazines have an identical footprint that lock into common points.
Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)

Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)


The outboard wing sections fold 180º to reduce the lateral dimension to 86 inches. This results in easier transport and a smaller hangar footprint. Damage prone areas are easily replaced in the field. It is not necessary to replace an entire plank because of localized damage. MCAS wings are interchangeable between aircraft. With complete interchangeability between airframes, there is no need for tail number specific hardware. This provides the user greater flexibility. To allow for faster reload times and diminish stress on crew, we have reduced lift height, and provided smooth obstruction-free magazine rails. Cables are routed through fairings that provide protection from the environment. A pass-through within the center section allows flex chuting to be mounted completely underneath the wing eliminating interference during arming.
Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)

Dillon Aero Mission Configurable Aircraft System (MCAS-AH)