U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk


MISAWA, Japan (April 21, 2021) – Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Grant Daniels, assigned to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, salutes the crew of an MH-60R Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, as they take off from NAF Misawa. NAF Misawa provides aviation and ground logistic support and services to all permanent and transient U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps forces in Northern Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jan David De Luna Mercado)

U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk

The MH-60 Seahawk is a do-it-all machine.  It participates in many missions including anti-surface warfare, surface warfare, search and rescue, vertical replenishment, Naval Surface fire support, logistics support, personnel transport, and medical evacuation.  The MH-60 replaced the Navy’s SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft.  There are only two versions of the Sea Hawk in the Navy, the MH-60S and the MH-60R.



  • The MH-60 can land on almost all Navy ships including cruisers, destroyers, and frigates!
  • The MH-60s can deploy sonobouys and torpedoes in an anti-submarine role.  They can also extend the range of the ship’s radar capabilities!


MH-60R Seahawk FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems
Date Deployed: 2006
Engines: Two GE T700-GE-401 (C)
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet
Maximum Speed: 180 knots
Ceiling: 13,000 feet
Range: 245 Nautical Miles
Maximum Weight: 23,500 pounds
Crew: Three
Inventory: 269
Inventory: 223

Website: https://www.navair.navy.mil/product/MH-60R-Seahawk