The sensor suite for Israel’s future Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk fleet is in the process of being finalised, and is expected to be derived from the capabilities already in operation on board the service’s current fixed and rotary-winged fleets.

The selection is expected to be a “very advanced one” to enhance the capability of the helicopters while deployed aboard the navy’s new SAAR-6 corvettes.

Israeli sources say that the Seahawks will be used mainly for tactical intelligence, while long-range surveillance will be supplied by unmanned systems that will also be deployed on the new corvettes. […]