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MH-60R Romeo Seahawk

MH-60R Romeo Seahawk

The Sikorsky-built MH-60R Romeo Seahawk provides the Royal Australian Navy with a leading-edge, shipborne anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, command and control, vertical replenishment, and search and rescue capabilities.

An evolution of the venerable S-70 Seahawk helicopter, the Romeo incorporates a suite of advanced digital sensors, multi-mode radar, electronic support measures system, electro-optical/infrared camera, data links, aircraft survivability systems, dipping sonar, and sonobuoys.

The Romeo is equipped with a highly sophisticated combat system designed to employ Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and the Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedo, providing a lethal combination of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities.

Australia is expecting to operate a fleet of 36 MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopters, following an additional order of 12 helicopters in mid-2022 as part of a AU$2.5 billion foreign military sale acquisition.

LATEST COVERAGE

Navy, Sikorsky complete 50th Romeo helicopter fleet maintenance
The Royal Australian Navy and industry partner Sikorsky Australia have successfully completed the 50th periodic maintenance interval across the Navy’s fleet of MH-60R...
December 21 2023
Spain to acquire 8 MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopters
Lockheed Martin has secured a contract from the US Navy to provide eight MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopters for the Spanish Navy.
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Aussie industry completes maintenance for US Navy Seahawks
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June 27 2023
US DoD contracts announced for MH-60R, engineering support
Australia is set to receive MH-60R Seahawk equipment and engineering support under two contracts announced by the US Department of Defense.
June 02 2023