H-60 helicopter/Related Articles
From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- UH-60A : First version of a series of U.S. Army light transport helicopters; this model suffered from insufficient power and remaining aircraft are being remanufactured
- UH-60M : Main U.S. Army utility and light troop carrier helicopter, the latest of a number of versions
- AH-60L : Armed helicopter variant of the MH-60K Blackhawk, formerly the MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator (DAP)
- EH-60C : Tactical signals intelligence and electronic warfare helicopter derived from the UH-60A, using the "Quickfix" system; replaced by unmanned aerial vehicles
- HH-60M : Current U.S. Army medical evacuation ("air ambulance") helicopter
- MH-60A : First-generation U.S. Army special operations helicopter, derived from the underpowered UH-60A, with enhancements including air refueling probes, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and two Miniguns on pintle mounts in side windows.
- MH-60K : Army Special Operations Command special operations troop carrier helicopter; DAP or AH-60K armed variant
- MH-60L : U.S. Army Special Operations Command troop-carrying helicopter for covert infiltration and exfiltration
- MH-60M : U.S. Army special operations helicopter based on the UH-60M redesigned and rebuilt (or new-built) improved light utility transport helicopter; may have a stealth variant
- SH-60B : A naval helicopter, called the Seahawk, with Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse (RAST) for operation from non-carrier warships; optimized for ASW and ASuW; it has offensive radar, sonobuoy systems, magnetic anomaly detector, electronic warfare receivers, and two torpedo/missile pylons
- SH-60F : A naval helicopter intended to operate from aircraft carriers; Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse (RAST) , an extra weapons store, and FLIR
- HH-60H : A naval combat search and rescue helicopter based on the SH-60B Seahawk with extra fuel tanks
- MH-60S : Named the 'Knighthawk, a U.S. Navy utility and mine countermeasures helicopter, replacing CH-46 in non-Marine applications, HH-60H Rescue Hawk, MH-53E Sea Dragon minesweeper
- MH-60R : Named the Seahawk, both a new production aircraft and a remanufacture of the existing SH-60B Seahawk and SH-60F Ocean Hawk naval helicopter, for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, eliminating the carrier vs. non-carrier variants
- HH-60G : U.S. Air Force helicopter CSAR variant, also called PAVE HAWK, with GPS, navigation radar, and defensive avionics
- MH-60G : U.S. Air Force special operations helicopter, known as PAVE HAWK, which adds FLIR to the HH-60G to give it night/all-weather capability
- SH-60J : U.S. Coast Guard variant of the H-60 helicopter, with Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse (RAST}, search radar, additional navigation electronics, searchlight, night vision goggles and no weapons.
- AAR-47 : A threat detector for aircraft; all versions detect the heat of oncoming missiles; modified versions also detect laser designator beams
- ALE-39 : An obsolete dispenser of electronic warfare expendables (e.g., flares and chaff), to be replaced by the AN/ALE-47
- ALQ-144 : A defensive electronic warfare system for U.S. military helicopters, which provides infrared countermeasures against heat-seeking missiles and can also control an radar jammer
- APR-39 : A radar warning receiver and electronics countermeasures suite controller that provides coverage for C/D and E through J band CW radar, used on helicopters and slow fixed-wing aircraft
- ARC-187 : A multiservice HAVE QUICK II transceiver with JTIDS capability
- AGM-114 Hellfire : A U.S. Army guided missile, fired from attack helicopters, Air Force and CIA unmanned aerial vehicles and ground platforms against tanks and other armored vehicles, bunkers, "soft" vehicles, and cave targets.
- AGM-119 Penguin : U.S. Navy helicopter-launched version of the Kongsberg Penguin missile; largely replaced the AGM-84 Harpoon for anti-surface warfare
- FIM-92 Stinger : A second-generation United States Army surface-to-air missile that can be fired from a soldier's shoulder, from vehicle-mounted launchers, and, in an air-to-air missile configuration, from attack helicopters. Uses combined infrared-ultraviolet guidance to resist countermeasures.
- M134 (machine gun) : A U.S. medium machine gun, firing 7.62mm ammunition but rotating-barrel and belt-fed as opposed to the more common, but slower firing single barrel machine guns.