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State Department still approved. Mexico will get anti-submarine MH-60R Seahawk

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The US State Department approved the sale of anti-submarine helicopters Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Mexican army, reports "Warspot" with reference to the portal navaltoday.com


State Department still approved. Mexico will get anti-submarine MH-60R Seahawk


The Ministry of Defense of Mexico asked the US for eight MH-60R Seahawk helicopters (eng. - “skua”) with a full complement of equipment and weapons. In particular, the State Department approved the sale of multi-mode radar APS-153 (V), identifiers of "friend or foe" AN / APX-123, target detection systems AN / AAS-44C and other equipment.

As for weapons, along with helicopters, Mexico can buy AGF-114 Hellfire and APKWS II missiles, light Mk-54 torpedoes, as well as M-240D and GAU-21 machine guns. The total cost of the deal could be $ 1,2 billion. Earlier, the Mexican Ministry of Defense already bought UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from the USA.

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters are anti-submarine modification of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The helicopter Sikorsky UH-60 entered service with the American army in 1979, replacing the Bell UH-1. It is known that today in service with the American army is about 2500 helicopters UH-60 in various versions, in addition, Black Hawk is exported and manufactured under license in other countries. The helicopter holds up to 14 people (including three crew members) and can carry small arms, missile and bomb weapons, as well as reconnaissance modules.
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  1. Loess
    Loess April 24 2018 13: 05
    +2
    With one hand he builds a wall, with the other he sells helicopters ... Why do Mexico need anti-submarine helicopters?
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov April 24 2018 13: 12
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      Quote: Less
      With one hand he builds a wall, with the other he sells helicopters ... Why do Mexico need anti-submarine helicopters?

      To wet their people, if that ... hi And from the Russians defend he he he
    2. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 April 24 2018 13: 12
      +2
      Quote: Less
      Why Mexico anti-submarine helicopters?

      why post here?
    3. BZTM
      BZTM April 24 2018 13: 12
      +5
      To crush drug dealers, who dared not to share with the Merov and Mexican authorities. laughing
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak April 24 2018 15: 34
        +2
        Quote: BZTM
        Drug dealers push

        or transport .... to the states
    4. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 April 24 2018 13: 21
      +3
      Quote: Less
      With one hand he builds a wall, with the other he sells helicopters ... Why do Mexico need anti-submarine helicopters?


      Then, drug dealers got a good submarine fleet. There are enough of their own kulibins.




      1. Loess
        Loess April 24 2018 13: 24
        0
        Somehow did not connect the drug business and the submarine fleet) hi
        Quote: Corsair0304
        Then, drug dealers got a good submarine fleet. There are enough of their own kulibins.
  2. san4es
    san4es April 24 2018 13: 16
    +3
    hi Its equipment includes the ASE package, MTS-FLIR, AN / APS-147 multi-mode radar scanner, advanced airborne fleet data transmitter, and drop-down active sonar. Weight: 17758 pounds (8055 kg); for anti-submarine mission
    Payload: 6684 pounds (3031 kg)
    Maximum take-off weight: 21884 pounds (9927 kg)
    Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700 -GE-401C Turboshaft, 1890 hp (1410 kW) each take-off power
    Dynamic characteristics
    Speed: 333 km / h; 207 mph
    Maximum speed: 270 km / h; 168 mph
    Range: 518 miles or 834 km, at cruising speed
    Service ceiling: 12 ft (000 m)
    Climb: 1650 ft / min (8,38 m / s)
    weaponry
    Up to three torpedoes Mark 46 or MK-54s
    AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, 4 Hellfire missiles for SH-60B and HH-60H and MH-60R, 8 Hellfire missiles for MH-60S Block III.
    AGM-119 Penguin missiles (optional),
    M60 machine gun or M240 machine gun or GAU-16 / A machine gun or GAU-17 / A Minigun
    Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS) uses the Mk 44 Mod 0 30 mm guns

    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 25 2018 00: 23
      +2
      Well, besides everything, he provides special forces
  3. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 24 2018 15: 47
    0
    Operation San Juan in action ...
  4. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 April 24 2018 17: 26
    0
    how little I know about Mexico ... a supplier of cheap labor, often illegal, to a mattress, drug cartels with their army, Mexico City’s terrible condition, not bad beaches. I didn’t know that they also needed such a technique