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US Air Force Plans to Replace Aging Personnel Recovery Helicopter Fleet

US Air Force Plans to Replace Aging Personnel Recovery Helicopter Fleet

The material condition of the Air Forces’ aging HH-60G fleet has declined and maintenance challenges have increased, in part due to extensions beyond the designed service life of the helicopters. About 68 percent of the 96-helicopter fleet were mission-capable as of fiscal year 2017, below the Air Force desired mission-capable rate of 75 percent. The… Read more »

Source: GAO, 10-Sep-18

FreeFlight Systems sensor wins HH-60G ADS-B contract

FreeFlight Systems sensor wins HH-60G ADS-B contract

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor has been selected to provide ADS-B position source information as a part of an upcoming ADS-B modification and compliance program for the United States Air Force HH-60G helicopter fleet. Strategic Enterprise Solutions, Corp. (SESC, www.sescorp.org) of Warner Robins, Georgia was recently awarded… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 02-Aug-18

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Canadian Commercial Corp awarded $9M contract for HH-60G repairs

Canadian Commercial Corp awarded $9M contract for HH-60G repairs

Canadian Commercial Corp., Saint-Laurent, Quebec Province, Canada, has been awarded an $8,984,736 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for depot-level repair of the control indicators for the HH-60G aircraft. Contractor will provide repair work determined by the initial functional checkout, and the disassembly/assembly required returning the item to a serviceable end item that shall efficiently serve its intended… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Mar-16

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

A new era began at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) on Sept. 11 with the arrival of the first Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Col. Daniel Lapastole, vice commander, 129th Rescue Wing, landed the aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after a four-stop, cross-country trek from the unit’s home at Moffett Federal Airfield, California. Fleet… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 01-Oct-15

Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

The Obama administration’s $4 trillion 2016 budget released Monday proposes $663 million for two new helicopter programs that would involve work at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego. See Full Story.  

Source: Press Connects, 17-Feb-15

Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction projects being… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 15-Dec-14

Fatal Pave Hawk crash in UK attributed to multiple bird strike

Fatal Pave Hawk crash in UK attributed to multiple bird strike

THe US Air Force has released its official report on the fatal crash of one of its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters on 7th January 2014 on the coast of Norfolk, UK. The very thorough document notes that the Accident Investigation Board President found “by clear and convincing evidence that multiple bird strikes caused the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-14

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US Air Force mulls whether it can afford HH-60G Pave Hawk replacement

U.S. Air Force Secretary Debra James says she’s reviewing whether the service can afford a contract for combat-rescue helicopters that drew only one bid -= from Sikorsky  See full story

Source: Dallas Morning News, 28-Feb-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $113M USAF contract for SAR training simulators

Lockheed Martin awarded $113M USAF contract for SAR training simulators

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $113 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to design, develop, field and sustain aircrew training devices for HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will deliver eight HH-60G training simulators, spares and logistics support to the U.S. Air Force as part of the Pave Hawk Equivalent… Read more »

29-Oct-13

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Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

The Corporation of Mercer University, doing business as Mercer Engineering Research Center, Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $12,380,083 cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract (FA8509-12-G-0001-0002) for TH-1H, UH1N, and HH-60G Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and Mechanical Equipment and Subsystem Integrity Program sustaining engineering support. The contract includes a wide range of analyses, to include engineering research,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-13

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LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort wins USAF Special Forces ballistic armour contract

LifePort, Inc. today announced it has contracted with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Special Operations to equip its fleet of Sikorsky HH-60G PAVE HAWK™ helicopters with the company’s Improved Ballistic Armor Sub System (iBASS).  Culminating five years of product development and collaboration with the USAF, deliveries of the iBASS systems are scheduled to commence this… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 11-Apr-13

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Rockwell Collins completes first HH-60G avionics upgrade for National Guard

Rockwell Collins completes first HH-60G avionics upgrade for National Guard

Rockwell Collins recently completed the first installation of the next generation ARC-210 Gen5 radio on an HH-60G Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter for the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard (ANG), a key milestone in the HH-60G Avionics Communications Suite Upgrade Program. The first HH-60G modification was completed on schedule at the Rockwell Collins… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Jan-13

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Breeze-Eastern awarded $25M contract for HH-60G hoist repair

Breeze-Eastern awarded $25M contract for HH-60G hoist repair

Breeze-Eastern Corp., Whippany, N.J. (FA8524-12-D-0009), is being awarded a $25,082,679 firm-fixed-price contract to repair the rescue hoist and control box supporting the HH-60G helicopters.  The location of the performance is Whippany, N.J.  Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2018. The contracting activity is AFSC/PZAAA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-12

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FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety is pleased to announce that its new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter simulator has entered service at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) program. ATARS prime contractor Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety designed the weapons systems trainer to prepare HH-60G aircrews… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 21-May-12

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USAF launches CSAR acquisition process to replace HH-60G

USAF launches CSAR acquisition process to replace HH-60G

More than 30 potential civilian contract companies were in attendance during Industrial Days sponsored by the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Jan. 9-11. The event, hosted by the Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter Program, gave potential contractors a glimpse into the service’s plans to replace the aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters…. Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 05-Feb-12

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DRS to upgrade HH-60G Pave Hawk with Automated Flight Controls Enhancement

DRS to upgrade HH-60G Pave Hawk with Automated Flight Controls Enhancement

DRS Defense Solutions announced that its Intelligence, Communications and Avionics Solutions (ICAS) business unit was awarded a $12M contract by the U.S. Air Force for the Improved Altitude Hold and Hover Stabilization (IAHHS) upgrade to the HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopter. This fifth generation system will replace the original first generation Altitude Hold and Hover Stabilization… Read more »

Source: DRS, 18-Jan-12

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DRS awarded $12M contract for HH-60G Improved Altitude Hold and Hover System

DRS awarded $12M contract for HH-60G Improved Altitude Hold and Hover System

DRS ICAS, LLC Tactical Terminals of Dayton, Ohio is being awarded a $12,059,636 firm fixed price; cost plus fixed fee, cost reimbursable no fee contract to integrate the Improved Altitude Hold and Hover System (IAHHS) on the HH-60G Aircraft. The purpose of this effort is to provide non-recurring engineering, trial install kits, kit proof kit,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Oct-11

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First two HH-60G Pave Hawks achieve 10,000 hours

First two HH-60G Pave Hawks achieve 10,000 hours

Nearly 30 years after entering service with the U.S. Air Force, two HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopters have both achieved 10,000 flight hours during their simultaneous flights on Aug. 30 over Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Sikorsky Aircraft designed-and-built helicopters are the first-ever U.S. Air Force H-60 aircraft to have reached this high flight time… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Sep-11

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Rescue community remembers fallen “Pedro 66” airmen

Rescue community remembers fallen “Pedro 66” airmen

6/13/2011 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron here held a remembrance ceremony June 9 for the crewmembers of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, call sign Pedro 66, who lost their lives in a crash a year ago on this date. Lt. Col. Daniel Jefferies, the 563rd Rescue… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 14-Jun-11

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USAF approves Cobham’s Mobile Aircrew Restraint System for use in HH-60Gs

USAF approves Cobham’s Mobile Aircrew Restraint System for use in HH-60Gs

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Cobham has received a Release for Flight certificate from the US Air Force for the Mobile Aircrew Restraint System (MARS), meaning the restraint system is now flight-worthy and approved for use by the service’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. “The MARS is a great system which I think will provide real value… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Apr-11

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Raytheon awarded $42M contract for USAF HH-60G FLIRs

Raytheon awarded $42M contract for USAF HH-60G FLIRs

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $42 million U.S. Air Force contract for additional AN/AAQ-29A forward looking infrared imaging systems for installation on Pave Hawk HH-60G helicopters. Deliveries are expected to be completed by February 2013. The AN/AAQ-29A systems will replace the AN/AAQ-16 FLIR currently installed on U.S. Air Force HH-60G helicopters. “These new systems will give… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 09-Mar-11

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