Helicopter HH-60W launches special operations forces in the USA

In the US, the first HH-60W advanced helicopter, developed by Lockheed Martin to carry out rescue operations by MTR forces in the territory controlled by the enemy, made the first flight. Tests conducted in West Palm Beach Florida have been found to be fully successful.


Helicopter HH-60W launches special operations forces in the USA


The new American HH-60W helicopter for rescue operations is being developed to replace the outdated HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, developed back in the early 1980-s. The purpose of these helicopters - rescue operations in the territory controlled by the enemy, as well as search and rescue, medical transportation and the fight against drug trafficking.

The new helicopter is being developed from the 2012 year, it received increased fuel tanks, updated on-board equipment and secure communication systems. It is expected that the machine, developed on the basis of a multi-purpose UH-60M with an electro-remote control system, will also receive an expanded nomenclature of weapons.

The US Air Force plans to acquire 113 new helicopters, which, as they become available, will replace the HH-60G. By the end of this year, Lockheed Martin will also deliver the first 10 new helicopters.

MH-60G Pave Hawk - a multi-purpose helicopter for special operations forces, created by the American company "Sikorsky Aircraft" (now part of Lockheed Martin) based on the multipurpose helicopter UH-60 "Black Hawk" (HH-60G - a cheaper version of the helicopter, not having an infrared front hemisphere review system). The helicopter in the MTR is jokingly called the 911 rescue team. He is able to reach speeds of up to 224 kilometers per hour and fly to a distance of 600 kilometers. The vehicles are armed with two 7,62 millimeter machine guns and two 12,7 millimeter machine guns. Helicopters are equipped with electronic jamming systems, thermal imagers, protected communication systems.
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  1. APASUS 21 May 2019 19: 25 New
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    I see the Americans also don’t particularly bother with R&D, they just upgraded the proven HH-60G Pave Hawk technology, like ours with MI-8. I suppose that the Americans will not spare the money for advertising, it will be the coolest helicopter in all ratings and in the opinions of experts!
    1. boathouse 21 May 2019 19: 28 New
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      What is cooler than Mi-8: definitely.
      1. APASUS 21 May 2019 19: 37 New
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        Quote: varadero
        What is cooler than Mi-8: definitely.

        And why is such a steepness exploited by only two countries in the world? And such a not-so-cool Mi-8/17 is already in 89 countries, this is probably due to the fact that it is so bad .................. laughing laughing laughing
        1. boathouse 21 May 2019 19: 44 New
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          "probably because he’s so shitty"
          No, probably, because it is the cheapest of all helicopters, even the States bought it to equip the army of Afghanistan with them. But good does not happen cheap, definitely.
          1. Observer2014 21 May 2019 19: 53 New
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            Quote: varadero
            "probably because he’s so shitty"
            No, probably, because it is the cheapest of all helicopters, even the States bought it to equip the army of Afghanistan with them. But good does not happen cheap, definitely.

            You are excellent in narrow specialization with good not to be confused. And for mass and universal technology. Good. This is excellent above, in narrow specialization.
          2. APASUS 21 May 2019 19: 55 New
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            Quote: varadero
            No, probably, because it is the cheapest of all helicopters, even the States bought it to equip the army of Afghanistan with them.

            Well, yes, the cheapness of the Americans bribes, supply the Papuans with Russian scrap metal?
            In total, up to 50 Mi-8 helicopters are in service with various US military services. They are widely used for various covert operations around the world.
            In general, in the United States, the most active and well-known operator of the Mi-8 is the so-called CIA Special Operations Unit, specifically the Air Branch, which also has Mil helicopters and Antonov aircraft in service. Their use in special operations allows you to not particularly attract attention in those countries where you can often meet the aircraft of the Soviet aircraft industry than the American. For example, in the same Afghanistan, where Mi helicopters from the air forces of different countries of the world are not uncommon.
            Officially, all of these helicopters are owned by “private” companies, such as Harroff Business Associates or LLH Services, of which very little is known. In particular, with the start of the US operation against Afghanistan in September 2001, several Mi-17s were deployed on the territory of the Northern Alliance. Usually they had the inscription USA on board and carried various camouflage, including the one used by the Afghan army.
            For the first time they “lit up” in 2002 on photos of the evacuation of the wounded. In Iraq, the Americans used the Mi-8, taken from the Czechs. In general, the American Mi-8 took part in hostilities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iraq and Yemen.
      2. NEXUS 21 May 2019 20: 21 New
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        Quote: varadero
        What is cooler than Mi-8: definitely.

        Can I find out what it is cooler? Maybe the cost of an hour of flight, or maybe the cost at all? Or maybe reliability like that of MI-8? It is very interesting to hear your expert opinion.
        1. GibSoN 21 May 2019 21: 05 New
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          Can I find out what it is cooler?
          This is basically a different class of turntables. There is no reason to compare them. And yes, MI-8, of course, is more expensive to operate (An-2 and An-24, for example), it's just that everyone has different money, just like the rates .. there’s no clear comparison. An analogue of the "hawk", essentially K-60 ..
        2. boathouse 21 May 2019 21: 33 New
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          I won’t say anything about the “reliability” of the Mi-8, it is known to everyone. As for personal impressions: this is the worst form of transport that I had to use. Even in the Thai crazy "tuk-tuk" you feel many times calmer.
          1. waha36 21 May 2019 22: 45 New
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            Let me object. I don’t know how in the “tuk-tuk”, but I have rich experience moving from point A to point B on Mi - 8 different years of release. Basically, Turukhan-Avia, mostly not the first freshness. So I tell you: a wonderful car for use in the absence of airfields.
            1. GibSoN 22 May 2019 20: 36 New
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              wonderful machine for use in the absence of airfields
              Is this humor like that? In the normal sense, a helicopter does not need an airfield at all! From the word at all! In the literal sense, he should be able to sit even on the roof of a small house or in general in any other conditions, by the method of hovering! For Mi-8, this generally does not apply much. Yes, he really needs an airfield ..
              1. waha36 23 May 2019 22: 42 New
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                Well, he dispenses with airfields. Sits in the tundra on unprepared sites. And it is perfectly unloaded in hover mode. I personally threw food from a height that does not allow jumping into a helicopter.
      3. Klingon 21 May 2019 23: 47 New
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        in my opinion, the eight / mi-17 doesn’t even need special advertising, it's * T-34 * in helicopter building
      4. Pete mitchell 22 May 2019 01: 29 New
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        I still wildly apologize: but you just do it - 60 and specifically Pave Hawk alive? And 8ku special forces? Modet is better not to spew ..
  2. Е2 - Е4 21 May 2019 19: 29 New
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    Nothing special, our Mi 8 surpasses it in everything
  3. Saboteur Holuy 21 May 2019 19: 47 New
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    In the US MTR, helicopters usually often use the 75th Ranger Regiment, and especially units from the Marine Corps
  4. Sergey Averchenkov 21 May 2019 19: 58 New
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    Quote: varadero
    "probably because he’s so shitty"
    No, probably, because it is the cheapest of all helicopters, even the States bought it to equip the army of Afghanistan with them. But good does not happen cheap, definitely.

    Not everything is so simple. I have a UAZ (469th), I rummage through it in the taiga and my friend rummages with me about it ... although I have the 200th cruiser. Is UAZ good or bad? Not only that, I’ll tell you that UAZ’s cross-country ability is better, its operation is better ... I have the feeling that he’s only driving girls around the city at his 200th. Shorter Ponty clumsy. Kruzak for women, and UAZ for work.
  5. san4es 21 May 2019 20: 34 New
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    New US HH-60W helicopter for rescue operations is being developed to replace obsolete HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters