MH-60R Seahawk

Operator: Saudi Arabia
Status: On Order
Number: 10
Cost: $1.9 billion
Acquired: Requested May 2015
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warface maritime helicopter
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky
Introduced: US Navy initial operational cabilities: 2006
Power plant: 2 x T700-GE-401C
Thrust: 1,940 shp
Rotor diameter: 53.7 ft (16.4 m)
Fuselage Width: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Fuselage Length: 41.1 ft (12.5 m)
Fuselage Height: 12.9 ft (3.9 m)
Total Width: 53.7 ft (16.4 m)
Total Length: 64.8 ft (19.8 m)
Total Height: 16.7 ft (5.1 m)
Weight (empty): 14,430 lbs (6,545.3 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 23,500 lbs (10,682 kg)
Fuel Capacity:
Speed: 207.1 mph (180 kts/333.4 km/h)
Ceiling : 13,000 ft (3,962 m)
Hover Ceiling:
Range: 281.9 miles (245 nm/453.7 km) / 3.30 hours (surface warfare)
Crew: 3
Armament:
Guns: 2 x M240D 7.62mm machine guns or GAU-21 .50 cal machine guns
Air-to-air: None
Air-to-ground: AGM-114R Hellfire II
2.75 in (70mm) unguided rockets
2.75 in (70mm) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rockets
Mk 54 torpedos
Mk 50 torpedos
Mk 46 torpedos
Radar/Sensors: AN/AAS-44C(V) Multi-spectral targeting systems forward looking infrared (FLIR)
APS-147 multimode radar
AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar
AN/SS1-36/53/62 Sonobouys
Countermeasures/Defenses: ALQ-210 electronic support measures
Chaff and flare countermeasures
23mm ballistically tolerant main rotor blades
Misc Systems: APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe transponder
GPS/INS with selective availability/anti-spoofing module
Hawklink ku-band datalink
Link-16 capability
Fully integrated glass cockpit
ARC-210 UHF/VHF radios
Notes: Secondary roles include search and rescue, vertical replenishment, naval surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, medical evacution, and VHF/UHF/Link-16 communications relay

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