The engines drive a four-blade main rotor. I've read through other threads and still don't get it.
MTS-A includes seven fields of view colour TV camera, a forward-looking infrared system with electronic zoom, laser rangefinder / designator / illuminator and triple mode video auto tracker. The navigation suite includes a Northrop Grumman (Litton) LN-100G dual embedded global positioning system and inertial navigation system. var wp_blog_version = "5.3";
The forward-hinged doors are jettisonable.
First operational deployment of the helicopter was completed in early-2009 with the USS Stennis carrier group.
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego, with Sikorsky, is the integrator for the MH-60S mine countermeasures systems, including Raytheon airborne mine neutralisation system (AMNS) with BAE Systems Archerfish expendable underwater vehicle that destroys the mines; Northrop Grumman rapid airborne mine clearance system (RAMICS), a non-towed mine neutralisation system that will clear near-surface and surface moored mines, using a Kaman Aerospace laser target sensor, and a 30mm mk44 gun; Raytheon AN/AQS-20A towed sonar with mine identification system, which entered production in September 2005; Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection system, AN/AES-1 ALMDS, which began low-rate initial production in September 2005; and EDO Corporation organic airborne and surface influence sweep (OASIS). The Sierra is the most distinctive because it has the Blackhawk-style tail wheel. For anti-submarine warfare, the MH-60R can carry up to three ATK mk50 or mk46 active / passive lightweight torpedoes. Lockheed Martin [LMT] produces Navy H-60 series aircrew training systems, as well as serving as the lead systems integrator for the MH-60R acquisition under a separate contract worth almost $7 billion. The helicopter is equipped with two General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines.
60R has pylons that are lower on the fuselage and mounted further aft. The prime contractor for the common cockpit is the Owego Helo Systems division of Lockheed Martin Systems Integration at Owego New York.
The…, The America class amphibious assault ships are being built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding for the US Navy.
It's the big dinner plate looking thing under there. PM me if you have questions. It is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. The MH-60S replaced the aging fleet of H-46D helicopters, which led to significant reductions in costs per flight hour, mission aborts, component removals, and unscheduled maintenance actions. In June 2007, the Royal Navy of Thailand became the first international customer of the MH-60S with an order for two helicopters, which were delivered in August 2011.
The helicopter uses the baseline structure of the Black Hawk with Seahawk T-700-GE-401C engines, hover-in-flight refuelling and fuel dumping.
A possible foreign military sale of eight MH-60R helicopters and associated equipment to Mexico was approved by the US State Department in April 2018.
All the other Navy x-hawks have the other kind of tail wheel.
The helicopter is equipped with a hover-in-flight refuelling system (HIFR) and fuel dump vents. Lockheed Martin was awarded a $10m contract in September 2010 to develop software for MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters. Development testing was completed in February 2007 to be followed by operational evaluation and service entry. Anti-Submarine Warfare and Surface Warfare are the MH-60R’s primary missions.