HH-60W

Moody AFB transitions from HH-60G to HH-60W

Moody AFB transitions from HH-60G to HH-60W

1-Oct-2021Source: US Air Force

The 41st Rescue Squadron officially retired its HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, tail number 356, after conducting its final sortie at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 29, 2021. During a ceremony celebrating nearly 30 years of service, tail No. 356 departed on a flight marking the end of an era for the “Golf” model aircraft... Read more

CAE selected to develop HH-60W virtual/mixed reality aircrew trainer

CAE selected to develop HH-60W virtual/mixed reality aircrew trainer

4-Jun-2021

CAE announced that CAE USA has been awarded a Project Level Agreement under the SOSSEC consortium’s AFLCMC Consortium Initiative (ACI) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to design and develop the initial prototype HH-60W virtual reality/mixed reality (VR/MR) aircrew trainer.  The HH-60W, known as Jolly Green II, is the U.S. Air Force’s new combat search and rescue... Read more

DRS Systems awarded $10M contract for assemblies in support of the HH-60W

DRS Systems awarded $10M contract for assemblies in support of the HH-60W

23-Dec-2020Source: DRS Systems

DRS Systems Inc., Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $10,121,768 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable delivery order (N00019-21-F-0238) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0030.  This order provides non-recurring engineering for the design, development and integration of the AN/AAQ-45 Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure system, including associated weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the HH-60W aircraft for the... Read more

USAF first HH-60W Jolly Green II arrives at Moody AFB

USAF first HH-60W Jolly Green II arrives at Moody AFB

9-Nov-2020Source: US Air Force

The 23rd Wing and 347th Rescue Group leadership received the Air Force’s first twoHH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters at Moody Air Force Base, Nov. 5. Aircrew from the 41st Rescue Squadron out of Moody AFB and the 413th Flight Test Squadron and 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, both at Duke Field, Florida, flew the aircraft... Read more

Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

25-Sep-2020Source: US Air Force

Deep within Eglin’s range, rapid, powerful gunfire reverberated across the expanse beginning Aug. 17. Live fire testing began for the HH-60W Jolly Green II’s three primary weapons.The goal of the ground testing was to verify the weapons systems functionality, accuracy, and to demonstrate the guns are safe to employ operationally. The 413th Flight Test Squadron... Read more

Jolly Green II begins aerial refueling tests

Jolly Green II begins aerial refueling tests

14-Aug-2020Source: US Air Force

Approximately 3,000 feet above the Eglin range, the HH-60W Jolly Green II connected with a HC-130J tanker for the first ever aerial refueling by the Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, Aug. 5. This connection marked the start of two weeks of developmental testing of the aircraft’s aerial refueling abilities by 413th Flight... Read more

Jolly Green II, Apache fly together in joint test

Jolly Green II, Apache fly together in joint test

8-Jun-2020Source: US Air Force

Those common, vibrating “Thwip” helicopter sounds arrived well before they showed up, as 413th Flight Test Squadron personnel turned to look to the North here May 19. Seconds later, two helicopters appeared and the sounds and vibrations intensified. The Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, lead the way... Read more

Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II taken to extremes

Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II taken to extremes

17-Apr-2020Source: US Air Force

An HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, completed a month-long trial of extremes inside the McKinley Climatic Lab April 2. The Sikorsky test aircraft endured real temperatures ranging from 120 degrees to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as 45 mph winds coupled with heavy rainfall. All of... Read more

Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

4-Mar-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight,... Read more

HH-60W enters chamber for defense systems testing

HH-60W enters chamber for defense systems testing

10-Jan-2020Source: Eglin Air Force Base

The Air Force’s newest combat rescue helicopter hung suspended in a soundproof chamber for defense system testing here last month. The 413th Flight Test Squadron’s HH-60W went into the Joint Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems facility in mid-November for approximately seven weeks of defensive systems testing. Those systems are a significant upgrade from... Read more

Production approval for Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter

Production approval for Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter

26-Sep-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program achieved a Milestone C decision from the U.S. Air Force, which moves the program into low rate initial production. The Combat Rescue Helicopter will perform critical combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services. View the latest... Read more

Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

23-May-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site, an important step toward bringing this all-new aircraft to service members to perform critical search and rescue operations. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) and based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk, is... Read more

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

1-Mar-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida. Both aircraft, which are being built for the U.S. Air Force, were transported late last year to West... Read more

Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

20-Sep-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020. Completion of the HH-60W training systems at subcontractor FlightSafety International’s facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is... Read more

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

22-Feb-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission. The timing of final assembly supports the program’s accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft’s first flight for the end of this year, two months... Read more

Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

27-Oct-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware products and the training required to support the initial CRH maintenance and aircrew cadre. This progress is critical to the smooth entry of the HH-60W aircraft into the U.S. Air Force (USAF) fleet. The joint Sikorsky and Air Force teams met over... Read more

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

1-Jun-2017Source: Sikorsky

“This milestone is an important achievement and demonstrates Sikorsky and the Air Force are well aligned on the technical requirements of the HH-60W,” said Tim Healy, Sikorsky CRH program director. “We got here by conducting several milestones on or ahead of schedule, and we are committed to staying on that track as we build the... Read more

Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter preliminary design review

Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter preliminary design review

3-May-2016Source: Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the Combat Rescue Helicopter Program (CRH) Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review (PDR). This important review signals that the CRH program is proceeding with detailed design activities for the HH-60W Air Vehicle and Logistics system.  In addition, the team will continue toward the CRH Training Systems... Read more

HH-60W – USAF designation for new combat rescue Black Hawk

HH-60W – USAF designation for new combat rescue Black Hawk

1-Dec-2014Source: USAF

The Air Force has officially designated the new combat rescue helicopter (CRH) as the HH-60W. The need to acquire a new personnel recovery capability resulted in the June 2014 contract award to Sikorsky for eventual production and fielding of up to 112 aircraft with a potential value of approximately $7.9 billion. “The formal designation of... Read more

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