The Seahawk Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter


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.

It is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.

Proven Performance

  • Over 300 MH-60R Seahawkhelicopters worldwide with over 600,000 flight hours accumulated
  • International Operations for the U.S. Navy, Royal Danish Navy, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Unmatched Multi-Mission Capability

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare(ASW) / Anti-Surface (ASuW)
  • Special Operations / Search & Rescue (SAR)
  • Utility / Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)
  • Command and Control (C2)
  • Superior Maritime Capabilities

Fully Integrated Mission System builds complete situational awareness and actionable knowledge, enabling target engagement both close-in and over-the-horizon.

Most Reliable, Cost Effective

  • 98% Availability (Ready Basic Aircraft)
  • Less than $5K (USD) cost per flight hour
  • Lowest life-cycle cost in its class

The Lockheed Martin Common Cockpit™ avionics suite

The cockpit is common to the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S multi-mission SEAHAWK helicopters.

The cockpit enables the aircrew to perform diverse missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, Combat Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, and Airborne Mine Countermeasures.

The Common Cockpit™ avionics suite is based on open architecture and commercial-off-the-shelf technology, including:

  • Four 8″x10″ full color, night vision device-capable, sunlight-readable displays
  • Digital communications suite
  • Common programmable keysets soon to be replaced with trackball
  • Fully integrated Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation System
  • Mass memory data storage
  • Rugged integrated mission computer

In addition, a new flight management computer and new operational software provide for greatly increased operational capability.

Source: Lockheed Martin