First flight 08 Aug 1989. Initial IOC 01 Oct 1989. From 2007 to 2014, US Coast Guard HH-60Js were upgraded to the MH-60T version. The MH-60T version includes a glass cockpit, enhanced optics and infrared sensors. An provided "airborne use of force package" includesa 7.62mm machine gun and a .50 caliber Barrett M82 semi-automatic rifle for firing warning and disabling shots, as well as hull armor to protect the aircrew from small arms fire (source: USCG Acquisition Directorate).

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-70/H-60

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 5.18 m (17.0 ft)

Overall Length: 19.81 m (65.0 ft)

Overall Width: 16.46 m (54.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE T700-GE-401C turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Max continuous power: 1240 kW (1662 hp)

Intermediate power: 1343 kW (1800 hp)

Maximum power: 1410 kW (1890 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 9926 kg (21884 lb)

Max Gross Weight (airborne): 12648 kg (27884 lb)

Max Range: 1296 km (700 nm)

Max Endurance: 7.0 hrs (7.0 hrs)

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