Production Approval for HH-60W

Production Approval for HH-60W 26 September, 2019

Lockheed Martin announced that the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, the M-level UH-60 Black Hawk general-purpose helicopter, has received Milestone C initial production approval.

The Combat Rescue Helicopter will perform combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services. The joint Sikorsky and USAF flight test team have executed over 70 hours of envelope expansion flights. A much-improved version of the 1970s UH-60 Black Hawk design, the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter will replace the earlier HH-60G in the US Air Force, which plans to buy 113 of these new helicopters.

The CRH is significantly more capable and reliable than the HH-60G Pave Hawk. The aircraft hosts a new fuel system that nearly doubles the capacity of the internal tank on a UH-60M Black Hawk.

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