04/29/2015: MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters are used to transfer ordnance off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
Theodore Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush are seen conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.
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The MH-60R Seahawk missions are Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Surveillance, Communications Relay, Combat Search and Rescue, Naval Gunfire Support and logistics support.
As the Navy’s next generation submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk will be the cornerstone of the Navy’s Helicopter Concept of Operations. Anti-Submarine Warfare and Surface Warfare are the MH-60R’s primary missions. Secondary missions include Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, Naval Surface Fire Support, logistics support, personnel transport, Medical Evacuation, and VHF/UHF/Link Communication Relay. The MH-60R and its mission systems will replace the fleet’s legacy SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft.
The MH-60S Seahawk missions are Anti-Surface Warfare, combat support, humanitarian disaster relief, Combat Search and Rescue, aero medical evacuation, SPECWAR and organic Airborne Mine Countermeasures.
The MH-60S replaced the aging fleet of H-46D helicopters, which led to significant reductions in costs per flight hour, mission aborts, component removals, and unscheduled maintenance actions. The MH-60S with its glass cockpit incorporates active matrix liquid crystal displays, used to facilitate pilot and co-pilot vertical and horizontal situation presentations.
Another major design of the MH-60S is a “common cockpit,” which is shared with the new MH-60R. This will allow a pilot to shift from one aircraft to another with minimal re-training.