MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter (MH-60R)
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NAVY PEO (AIR ASW ASSAULT AND SPECIAL MISSION PROGRAMS) PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter primary mission areas include Anti-Submarine Warfare and Surface Warfare. Secondary mission areas include Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, Naval Surface Fire Support, logistics support, personnel transport, Medical Evacuation, and Very High FrequencyUltra High Frequency Link Communication Relay. The MH-60R is the central component of the Navy Helicopter Master Plan and the Chief of Naval Operations approved Helicopter Concept of Operations that replaces the aging SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters. The avionics upgrades over the existing SH-60BF include a glass cockpit common with the MH-60S Airborne Low Frequency Sonar ALFS as a long-range active dipping sonar Electronic Support Measures with expanded frequency coverage and location detection Multi-Mode Radar MMR with long-range search, Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination imaging Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Forward Looking Infra- Red for imaging and laser target designation Commercial Off-The-Shelf Acoustic Processor for acoustic processing for ALFS and sonobuoys Integrated Self Defense Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System and the Mission Planning System. MH-60R sensors and real-time exchange of tactical data with the host ship will bring a new dimension of battle space control to the Naval Commander.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies