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History made as MH-60S uses MQ-8B as laser designator platform

History made as MH-60S uses MQ-8B as laser designator platform

The “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 made history Sept. 14 when they used a MQ-8B unmanned air system as a laser designator platform for a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to fire a AGM-114N Hellfire missile. For the mission, the MH-60S launched from Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, while the Northrup Grumman MQ-8B… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 07-Oct-16

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. One of these sees the United States Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS)… Read more »

Source: CAE, 14-Sep-16

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CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a contract by CAE USA to provide collimated display systems for the U.S. NAVY MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program. The total program includes nineteen TREALITY® solid mirror, collimated display (CD) systems that will be installed over a four-year period. Each display system includes support… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 08-Jun-16

Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

Lockheed Martin awarded $71M for MH-60R and MH-60S support

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $70,665,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to update and maintain operational, vendor, maintenance-related, flight test, and laboratory support software in support of the MH-60 R/S and SH-60B aircraft.  Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed in September 2018. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,475,334 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 4014 against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0019 for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft.  These efforts provide for the modification, testing, and qualification of three MH-60R/S avionics weapons replaceable assemblies.  These services are in support… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-16

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) received $15.8 million in funding for health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) for Department of the Navy helicopters built in Vermont. The HUMS are part of the U.S. military’s ongoing effort to provide more accurate diagnostics of aircraft component conditions, which improves overall readiness while… Read more »

Source: Patrick Leahy, 17-Feb-16

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE today announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a base contract plus exercised options, CAE USA will perform a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems. The initial… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Feb-16

BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6,594,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-14-C-0002) to exercise an option for the procurement of one MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer, including technical data.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (95 percent); and Binghamton, New York (5 percent), and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

The widows of two pilots killed when a wave swept their helicopter off a destroyer filed suit in San Diego Monday against the U.S. Navy, asking them to declare the San Diego-based destroyer “unreasonably dangerous.” See Full Story

Source: NBC San Diego, 24-Sep-15

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SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

SAIC awarded $11.8M contract for MH-60 weapon system support

Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia, is being awarded an $11,838,878 cost-plus-fixed-fee definitive contract for MH-60 weapon systems support and sustainment.  The MH-60 weapon systems consist of the MH-60R and the MH-60S helicopters.  The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and deployed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Sikorsky awarded $7.7M order for MH-60R moving map integration

Sikorsky awarded $7.7M order for MH-60R moving map integration

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,710,680 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 4028 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering (NRE), logistics and program support required to produce and deliver six Moving Map Integration (MMI) air vehicle production and installation kits, and associated supporting documentation for the Navy MH-60R/S aircraft…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jun-15

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Lockheed Martin awarded $8.5M delivery order for MH-60R/S GPS and ADS-B updgrades

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.5M delivery order for MH-60R/S GPS and ADS-B updgrades

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded an $8,463,768 modification to delivery order 4001 issued against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring efforts for integration of software modifications of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast into Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Guidance units in support of the MH-60 R/S… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jun-15

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Elbit integrates color helmet display and tracking on US Navy MH-60S test aircraft

Elbit integrates color helmet display and tracking on US Navy MH-60S test aircraft

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a contract from Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) to install, integrate, and support flight evaluations of the Elbit Color Helmet Display and Tracking System (CHDTS) on MH-60S Seahawk test aircraft for the US Navy. The contract value, which is in an… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 02-Apr-15

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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for  Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida is being awarded a $35,514,955 firm-fixed price contract for the fabrication, integration, test and production of airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) and delivery of peculiar support equipment and engineering services to support those systems.  This contract is in support of the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-15

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BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $13,679,958 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N61340-14-C-0002) under Topic #03-190, helicopter operations aircrew/crew chief trainer. The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install, and test MH-60 Naval aircrew training… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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Sikorsky awarded $535M for eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60Rs

Sikorsky awarded $535M for eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60Rs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $535,336,328 modification (P00202) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to provide funding for the Navy’s fourth program year for eight MH-60S helicopters and 29 MH-60R helicopters, and to fund associated sustaining engineering, program management, systems engineering, provisioning, technical publications, other integrated logistics support and provide advance procurement funding (termination liability)… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 17-Nov-14

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Lockheed Martin wins $8M delivery order for MH-60R/S cockpit work

Lockheed Martin wins $8M delivery order for MH-60R/S cockpit work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,034,097 for delivery order 7035 issued under a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 16 items for the common cockpit for the H-60R/S helicopters. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, (61 percent); Farmingdale, New York, (33 percent); and Horsham, Pennsylvania… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Nov-14

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HSC-12 changes command at sea

HSC-12 changes command at sea

 The “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 held a change of command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 21. The squadron’s personnel fell in formation on the ship’s flight deck to witness Cmdr. Jason Young assume command of HSC-12 from Cmdr. Jeffrey Holzer. “The ceremony went… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 22-Oct-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $6,861,233 for delivery order 4007 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration of the Digital Rocket Launcher capabilities updates into the MH-60R and MH-60S avionics software. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (95… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $13,967,277 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics support services for the F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F, EA-18G, MH-60S, F-16A/B, and E-2C aircraft, in support of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. Work will be performed in Naval Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $11M MH-60R/S retrofit program contract

Lockheed Martin awarded $11M MH-60R/S retrofit program contract

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded an $11,333,603 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production kits in support of the MH-60R/S Point and Click Operator System Interface and Link-16 retrofit programs. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (58 percent); Farmingdale, New York (17 percent); Everett, Washington (12 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-14

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NAS North Island ceremony marks official opening of Hangar 370

NAS North Island ceremony marks official opening of Hangar 370

Numerous dignitaries, military personnel, contractors, and their families attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Navy’s newest helicopter hangar at NAS North Island April 25. This facility was designed with sustainable features and built to support the operations of three HSC squadrons. Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Sund, and Commodore, Helicopter… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-May-14

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Sikorsky awarded $7.9M delivery order for MH-60S countermeasure kits

Sikorsky awarded $7.9M delivery order for MH-60S countermeasure kits

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $7,920,664 firm-fixed-price delivery order (#4007) against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) for Aircraft Mine Counter Measure Removable Mission Equipment B Kits in support of the MH-60S aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in April 2016. Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-May-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $6.7M delivery order for H-60R/S cockpit repair

Lockheed Martin awarded $6.7M delivery order for H-60R/S cockpit repair

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded $6,756,377 for firm-fixed-priced delivery order 7027 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 11 items for the command cockpit used in H-60R/S helicopters. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, (73 percent); Farmingdale, New York, (21.25 percent); Middletown, Connecticut, (2.5 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-May-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $7.2M order for H-60R/S cockpit repairs

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.2M order for H-60R/S cockpit repairs

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $ 7,265,034 for firm-fixed-priced delivery order 7026 against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 12 items of the common cockpit for H-60R/S helicopters. Work will be performed at Owego, N.Y. (77 percent); Farmingdale, N.Y. (9 percent); Phoenix, Ariz. (6 Percent); Salt Lake… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-14

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Raytheon awarded $17M for MH-60R/S Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon awarded $17M for MH-60R/S Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $17,707,050 for modification 0044-01 to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for 19 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for U.S. Navy MH-60R/S helicopters.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Apr-14

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US Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters

US Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters

A modernized rocket  launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered the new system, called the Digital Rocket Launcher, to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 in March for pre-deployment training. DRL is… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 02-Apr-14

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Raytheon awarded $17M contract for MH-60 minesweeping role

Raytheon awarded $17M contract for MH-60 minesweeping role

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $17,683,352 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) low-rate initial production systems and provide engineering services and support.  The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Mar-14

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Concurrent Technologies win $15M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Counter Measures work

Concurrent Technologies win $15M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Counter Measures work

Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., was awarded a $15,338,026 cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering services in support of the continued modification of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery system to incorporate airborne countermeasures capabilities.  The overall objectives of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery program are to design, fabricate, test and integrate a… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-14

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Raytheon win $12M contract for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon win $12M contract for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $12,814,344 firm-fixed-price contract for 16 turret units and eight electronics units for the Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Navy MH-60 aircraft.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for the HELLFIRE… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-14

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Sikorsky awarded $550M to support MH-60R and MH-60S fleet

Sikorsky awarded $550M to support MH-60R and MH-60S fleet

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $549,905,199 modification (P00126) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to fund Navy’s eighteen MH-60S helicopters and nineteen MH-60R helicopters and associated sustaining engineering, program management, systems engineering, provisioning, technical publications, other integrated logistics support and advanced procurement funding for program years four and five.  Fiscal 2014 other program funds in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jan-14

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7.9M option for MH-60R and MH-60S work

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7.9M option for MH-60R and MH-60S work

Simmonds Precision Products operating as Goodrich Corp., Sensors and Integrated Systems, Vergennes, Vt., is being awarded a $7,945,029 modification on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2015) to exercise an option for 8 MH-60S integrated mechanical diagnostic systems (IMDS) production A1 kits, 27 IMDS integrated vehicle health ,management units and data transfer units, 17 MH-60S IMDS… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Dec-13

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BSC Partners awarded $30M SBIR contract for Helicopter Operations Aircrew/Crew Chief Trainer

BSC Partners awarded $30M SBIR contract for Helicopter Operations Aircrew/Crew Chief Trainer

BSC Partners LLC,* Binghamton, N.Y., is being awarded a $30,456,711 firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract under Topic #03-190 entitled Helicopter Operations Aircrew/Crew Chief Trainer.  The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install, and test four BSC Partners LLC,* Binghamton, N.Y., is being awarded a $30,456,711 firm-fixed-price Small Business… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Nov-13

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CTC awarded $14M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures program

CTC awarded $14M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures program

CTC Enterprise Ventures Corp., Johnstown, Pa., is being awarded a $14,205,582 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-12-C-0007) for the production of 10 carriage, stream, tow and recovery system kits in support of the MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures program. Work will be performed in Johnstown, Pa., and is expected to be completed by October 2016…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Nov-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $7.1M for H-60 common cockpit work

Lockheed Martin awarded $7.1M for H-60 common cockpit work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $7,150,637 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7023 against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 12 items for the Common Cockpit for the H60 Helicopters. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (97 percent) and Farmingdale, N.Y. (3 percent), and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $7M delivery order for MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M delivery order for MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $7,037,522 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #4090 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0005) for ten organic airborne mine countermeasures technical insertion common console kits in support of the MH-60S program. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $39M for support of US Navy H-60 fleet

Lockheed Martin awarded $39M for support of US Navy H-60 fleet

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $39,427,558 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide flight test, technical, management, and process support services necessary to update and maintain operational software, vendor software, maintenance-related software, and laboratory support software in support of the MH-60R/S and SH-60B aircraft.  Work will be performed in Owego,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-13

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Sikorsky delivers 400th MH-60 to US Navy

Sikorsky delivers 400th MH-60 to US Navy

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has delivered the 400th MH-60 SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The milestone consists of 166 MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters, and 234 MH-60S utility/armed helicopters. The Navy took possession of the 400th, an MH-60R aircraft, on June 24. “MH-60 multi-mission aircraft are among the most reliable… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 31-Jul-13

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Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for H-60R/S common cockpit work

Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for H-60R/S common cockpit work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $12,878,468 for delivery order # 7021 issued under previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair coverage of 25 items for the common cockpit of the H-60R/S helicopters. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y. (33 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (46 percent); Farmingdale, N.Y. (12.5… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Jul-13

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Upgraded US Navy MH-60S operational flight trainer re-enters service

Upgraded US Navy MH-60S operational flight trainer re-enters service

CAE USA today announced that the United States Navy has declared an updated MH-60S “Sierra” operational flight trainer (OFT) as ready-for-training at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island near San Diego, California. This MH-60S OFT, originally manufactured by Lockheed Martin, was completely upgraded by CAE to add new technologies and ensure concurrency with other MH-60S… Read more »

Source: CAE, 30-Apr-13

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Upgraded MH-60S trainer for US Navy re-enters service at NAS North Island

Upgraded MH-60S trainer for US Navy re-enters service at NAS North Island

CAE USA today announced that the United States Navy has declared an updated MH-60S “Sierra” operational flight trainer (OFT) as ready-for-training at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island near San Diego, California. This MH-60S OFT, originally manufactured by Lockheed Martin, was completely upgraded by CAE to add new technologies and ensure concurrency with other MH-60S… Read more »

Source: CAE, 24-Apr-13

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CAE to upgrade US Navy MH-60S training devices

CAE to upgrade US Navy MH-60S training devices

CAE today announced it has won a series of services and upgrade contracts during the first two months of its fiscal year 2013 fourth quarter valued at approximately C$90 million. They include contracts to provide C-130 training support services, upgrades for the United States Navy’s MH-60S helicopter simulators and training devices, maintenance and support services… Read more »

Source: CAE, 07-Mar-13

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Lockheed Martin Completes 400th MH-60 Digital Cockpit

Lockheed Martin Completes 400th MH-60 Digital Cockpit

Lockheed Martin has completed the 400th Common Cockpit™ avionics suite for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60 Seahawk helicopter program. The digital cockpit will be installed aboard the first of 24 MH-60R (Romeo) anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales program. “The Common Cockpit… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 27-Feb-13

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MH-60S underpowered and “cannot safely tow sonar”

MH-60S underpowered and “cannot safely tow sonar”

The Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) released his Fiscal Year 2012 report on 15th January, and digging into the detail reveals some finger pointing at the MH-60S.  Written by Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Dr J Michael Gilmore, the particularly interested aspect reads as follows (emphasis added by HeliHub.com) COTF [The Navy’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jan-13

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Raytheon awarded $7.9M contract modification for MH-60S Airborne Mine Neutralization System

Raytheon awarded $7.9M contract modification for MH-60S Airborne Mine Neutralization System

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $7,900,098 modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to conduct a critical design review for Airborne Mine Neutralization System near surface capability.  The Airborne Mine Neutralization System mission is designed to re-acquire, identify, and destroy volume, close tethered and bottom mines which have been previously detected,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Dec-12

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Raytheon wins $18M order for 19 MH-60R/S multi-spectral targeting systems

Raytheon wins $18M order for 19 MH-60R/S multi-spectral targeting systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded an $18,356,242 firm-fixed-price order #0026 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for 19 multi-spectral targeting systems for the MH-60R/S helicopter.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-12

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Sikorsky awarded $563M MH-60S and MH-60R support contract

Sikorsky awarded $563M MH-60S and MH-60R support contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $563,788,721 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to fund the Navy’s Second Program Year in support of MH-60S and MH-60R Helicopters.  Work will be performed in Stratford, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  One bid was solicited,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Dec-12

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Lockheed Martin may offer India both MH-60R and MH-60S as package

Lockheed Martin may offer India both MH-60R and MH-60S as package

Lockheed Martin said it may offer India a mixed helicopter offering as it competes for an order for more than $2 billion worth of maritime aircraft. (see full story)

24-Oct-12

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Enterprise Ventures awarded $18M more for MH-60S Mine Countermeasures program

Enterprise Ventures awarded $18M more for MH-60S Mine Countermeasures program

Enterprise Ventures Corp., Johnstown, Pa., is being awarded an $18,346,669 modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-12-C-0007) to exercise the option for the production of 12 carriage, stream, tow and recovery system kits in support of the MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures program.  The overall objectives of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery system program are to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-12

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Four squadrons at NAF Atsugi to upgrade to MH-60R and MH-60S

Four squadrons at NAF Atsugi to upgrade to MH-60R and MH-60S

The U.S. Navy announced today that the Navy’s newest helicopters will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) and be forward deployed to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan. As part of the Navy’s master aviation plan (MAP) and to provide the most capable maritime forces forward, the Navy will transition from the… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 17-Sep-12

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Raytheon awarded $48M for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting systems

Raytheon awarded $48M for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $37,544,188 firm-fixed-price modification to existing basic ordering agreement (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for components of the Multi-Spectral Targeting systems for MH-60 helicopters.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for all tri-service… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-12

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MZA Associates awarded $10M contract for MH-60S beam director/control systems

MZA Associates awarded $10M contract for MH-60S beam director/control systems

MZA Associates Corp.*, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded a $9,787,624 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under topic N091-009, entitled “Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications.”  This contract provides for the finalized design for the MH-60S helicopter beam director and beam control system, fabrication of all components,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-12

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Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

The U.S. Army and Navy today signed an $8.5 billion contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to buy a baseline quantity of 653 BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK® helicopters through December 2017. The five-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. Government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Qatar requests 10 MH-60R and 12 MH-60S, plus options

Qatar requests 10 MH-60R and 12 MH-60S, plus options

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress June 26 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government Qatar of 10 MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters, 12 MH-60S SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters with the Armed Helicopter Modification Kit, 48 T-700 GE 401C Engines (44 installed and 4 spare) with an option to purchase an additional 6 MH-60S… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 02-Jul-12

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Raytheon wins $12M contract for MH-60 sonar maintenance

Raytheon wins $12M contract for MH-60 sonar maintenance

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $12,218,916 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0013) for specialized test equipment and “golden units” necessary to perform depot level repairs to identified airborne low frequency sonar components in support of the MH-60 aircraft.  This effort is targeted to augment… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jun-12

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Enterprise Ventures wins $12.5M deal to build MH-60S Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System

Enterprise Ventures wins $12.5M deal to build MH-60S Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System

Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC) has been awarded a $12.5 million contract from Naval Surface Warfare Center – Panama City Division (NSWC-PCD). Under this contract, EVC will build the U.S. Navy Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System (CSTRS) for the MH-60S helicopter. The CSTRS provides the multi-mission MH-60S helicopter with the widest, largest minesweeping capability by… Read more »

Source: Enterprise Ventures, 28-May-12

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US Navy demonstrates Telephonics’ radar on MH-60S

US Navy demonstrates Telephonics’ radar on MH-60S

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that the U.S. Navy conducted an exercise to demonstrate several Anti Surface Warfare concepts of operation using an MH-60S (Sierra) helicopter in conjunction with a Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The exercise included the use of Telephonics’ multi-mode, maritime surveillance radar on the… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 15-May-12

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Enterprise Ventures Corp awarded $12M contract for MH-60S equipment

Enterprise Ventures Corp awarded $12M contract for MH-60S equipment

Enterprise Ventures Corp., Johnstown, Pa., is being awarded a $12,529,511 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of 12 carriage, stream, tow, and recovery system kits in support of the Naval Air Systems Command, MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures Program.  The overall objectives of the program are to design, fabricate, test, and integrate a system for the carriage,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-May-12

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QuesTek to demo Ferrium® S53® alloy in MH-60S rotor shaft

QuesTek to demo Ferrium® S53® alloy in MH-60S rotor shaft

QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to demonstrate QuesTek-designed Ferrium® S53® as an improved steel for Navy helicopter rotor shafts (i.e.masts), and specifically on the MH-60S helicopter designed and manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Prototype MH-60S helicopter rotor shafts… Read more »

Source: QuesTek Innovations, 02-May-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $61M to repair/overhaul MH-60R/S weapons assemblies

Lockheed Martin awarded $61M to repair/overhaul MH-60R/S weapons assemblies

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $61,425,658 basic ordering agreement to repair/overhaul 182 various weapons replacement assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies used in support of the common cockpit for MH-60R/S helicopters; the electronic support measurement receiver processor on the MH-60R helicopter; and the organic airborne mine counter measure on the MH-60S.  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-12

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JF Taylor Inc awarded $26M to upgrade four MH-60R/60S avionics maintenance trainers

JF Taylor Inc awarded $26M to upgrade four MH-60R/60S avionics maintenance trainers

JF Taylor, Inc.*, Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $26,415,163 firm-fixed-price contract for the upgrade of two MH-60R and two MH-60S avionics maintenance trainers; three MH-60R weapons load trainers; and two MH-60S mission configuration trainer/weapons load trainers.  Work will be performed in Lexington Park, Md. (53 percent); Tampa, Fla. (15.4 percent); Sterling, Va. (13.8… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Apr-12

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VX-31 SAR crew recognized for rescue

VX-31 SAR crew recognized for rescue

The Naval Test Wing Pacific commander presented Air Medals to members of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 for a recent search and rescue (SAR) mission in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains during a ceremony April 2 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake. The rescue mission was significant because at 11,300… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 11-Apr-12

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LockMart win $1.05 Billion 5-year MH-60R/S cockpit/systems contract

LockMart win $1.05 Billion 5-year MH-60R/S cockpit/systems contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.05 billion, five-year contract to provide more than 200 digital cockpits and integrated mission systems and sensors for the Navy MH-60R “Romeo” and MH-60S “Sierra” helicopters. “U.S. Navy crews operating the 300-plus MH-60 Romeo and Sierra helicopters already in the fleet understand just how critical these aircraft are… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Apr-12

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CPI Aero to present at Noble Financial Capital Markets conference

CPI Aero to present at Noble Financial Capital Markets conference

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE Amex: CVU) today announced that its President & CEO, Edward Fred, will present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Eighth Annual Equity Conference on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:30 am ET at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Hollywood, FL. Investors will be able to access the… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 11-Jan-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $24M contract for MH-60R/MH-60S program

Lockheed Martin awarded $24M contract for MH-60R/MH-60S program

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $24,000,000 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0020) for end of life components and FY12 long lead material and associated efforts required for the production and delivery of MH-60R Lot 10 mission avionics systems/common cockpit kits, and MH-60S Lot 14… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $72M for MH-60R/S cockpits

Lockheed Martin awarded $72M for MH-60R/S cockpits

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $72,200,480 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0020) to provide for the acquisition of fiscal 2013 long-lead material and associated efforts required for the production and delivery of MH-60R Lot 11 mission avionics systems/common cockpit kits, and MH-60S Lot 15… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-11

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First MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer ready for training

First MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer ready for training

The first U.S. Navy virtual reality device, the MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environmental Trainer (AVET), located at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., is ready for training. The stand-alone, reconfigurable, full-motion simulator supports aerial gunnery; search and rescue; cargo replenishment training; confined area landings; and emergency procedures training for the MH-60S Knighthawk and HH-60H… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 15-Dec-11

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CAE selects Barco display for US Navy MH-60S/R trainer

CAE selects Barco display for US Navy MH-60S/R trainer

Visualization pioneer Barco will provide itsCD-2260 collimated display system for CAE USA, the prime contractor developing the flight simulators used to train the Navy’s MH-60S/R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter pilots. Barco’s turnkey CD-2260 collimated display system is a comprehensive solution featuring a wide array of state-of-the-art components, including its industry-leading SIM 7 Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projector, AutoAlign automatic… Read more »

Source: Barco, 07-Dec-11

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Lockheed Martin awarded $8.2M more for MH-60R/MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.2M more for MH-60R/MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded an $8,200,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0098) for non-recurring efforts required to provide form, fit, and function resolutions to known obsolescence issues affecting MH-60R/MH-60S aircraft. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in November 2013…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Sep-11

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Raytheon awarded $9.8M for MH-60S multispectral targeting systems

Raytheon awarded $9.8M for MH-60S multispectral targeting systems

Raytheon System Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 28 a $9,840,000 firm-fixed-price contract for 10 multispectral targeting systems in support of Navy MH-60S helicopters. The multispectral targeting system provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for the Hellfire missile, and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Sep-11

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MH-60S benefits from newest Concurrent Technologies patent

MH-60S benefits from newest Concurrent Technologies patent

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) announced today that it has been awarded United States Patent No. 7,950,113 for the “Device for Retaining Splitting Forces of a Cable Stop.” This device, also referred to as a “cable ferrule,” is currently in use on the Navy’s MH-60S mine hunting helicopter. The device provides an improved structural interface between… Read more »

Source: Concurrent Technologies, 29-Sep-11

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Lockheed Martin awarded $26M for MH-60R and MH-60S equipment

Lockheed Martin awarded $26M for MH-60R and MH-60S equipment

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $26,757,039 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0048) for the procurement of 699 newly designed point and click operator system interface kits, and 123 pointing devices in support of the MH-60 Romeo and Sierra aircraft, including installation. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-11

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Sikorsky’s MH-60.COM website hacked

Sikorsky’s MH-60.COM website hacked

On Sunday 25th, Sikorsky’s microsite for the MH-60 helicopter  www.mh-60.com has been hacked – every page on the site comes up with a black background and a HACKED message as below.  In fact if you try opening it in Microsft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox it minimises the window, which then spins a few times… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Sep-11

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Spectrum awarded $8.7M for MH-60R/S electronics

Spectrum awarded $8.7M for MH-60R/S electronics

Spectrum Laser and Technologies, Inc.*, Colorado Springs, Colo., is being awarded a $8,704,839 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of circuit card assemblies in support of the Naval Air Systems Command. The circuit card assemblies are integrated into the MH-60R and MH-60S armed helicopter weapon system projects. The circuit cards contribute to the MH-60s… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Sep-11

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