Denmark to order nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters
WASHINGTON, 08 Dec. 2012. The Danish government has signed an official letter of offer and acceptance formalizing its intent to buy nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters and logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program.
WASHINGTON, 08 Dec. 2012. The Danish government has signed an official letter of offer and acceptance formalizing its intent to buy nine MH-6
0R Seahawk helicopters and logistics support for its Maritime Helicopter Replacement Program.
The purchase is valued at $686 million. The aircraft will be obtained through the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales program.
The MH-60R Seahawk is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission helicopter based on the UH-60 Black Hawk. The MH-60R uses many sensors, including the ASE package, MTS-FLIR, the AN/APS-147 multi-mode radar/IFF interrogator, an advanced airborne fleet data link, and an airborne active sonar. The helicopter includes instrumentation based on the MH-60S glass cockpit, and uses digital monitors instead of an array of gauges and dials. The aircraft can be armed with Mk-54 torpedoes and Hellfire missiles.
Denmark is the second country to buy MH-60R helicopters following Australia’s purchase of 24 aircraft in 2011. All nine aircraft will be delivered to the Danish government by 2018.
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The Danish aircraft are configured for anti-surface warfare operations, including defending Danish interests in the North Atlantic, executing anti-piracy operations, and conducting missions during international deployments.
The U.S. Navy was supported in its winning proposal by Team Seahawk, consisting of MH-60R airframe manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, mission systems integrator Lockheed Martin, engine manufacturer GE, sensor supplier Raytheon Corp., and training supplier CAE.