The US designed SH-60B entered operational service in 1984 with first operational deployment in 1985 and has been deployed primarily aboard frigates, destroyers, and cruisers. The primary missions of the SH-60B are surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare and it carries a complex system of sensors including a towed Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) and air-launched sonobuoys.
Other sensors include the APS-124 search radar, ALQ-142 ESM system and optional nose-mounted forward looking infrared (FLIR) turret. Munitions carried include the Mk 46, Mk 50, or Mk 54 torpedo, AGM-114 Hellfire missile, and a single cabin-door-mounted M60D/M240 7.62 mm machine gun or GAU-16 12.7 mm machine gun.
With a standard crew for 3, consisting of one pilot, one ATO/Co-Pilot (Airborne Tactical Officer), and an enlisted aviation warfare systems operator (sensor operator), the SeaHawk was flown by a number of countries with Australia taking on 19 modified variants - the S-70B in 1988.
After over 88,000 flying hours across the Australian fleet, the S-70B was retired in late 2017 to be replaced by the new MH-60R SeaHawk which is equipped with a highly sophisticated combat systems designed to employ Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and the Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedo.
The primary missions of the 'Romeo' helicopter is anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. Secondary missions include search and rescue, logistics support, personnel transport and medical evacuation.
All Seahawk Helicopter Instruments listed below come complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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The SH-60B SeaHawk’s complex flight stabilisation system the Attitude Gyroscope Control...