MH-60T Service Life Extension Project

Status

The MH-60T Jayhawk service life extension program (SLEP) received approval from the Department of Homeland Security on Feb. 20, 2018, to proceed to the next acquisition phase, allowing the program to move forward with analyzing its options for keeping the service’s medium range recovery helicopter fleet operational through the mid-2030s.

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The MH-60T is an all-weather, medium-range helicopter, equipped for search and recovery missions.

Characteristics

  • Length: 64 feet 10 inches
  • Rotor Diameter: 53 feet 8 inches
  • Height: 17 feet
  • Maximum Weight: 21,884 pounds
  • Speed: 170 knots
  • Range: 700 nautical miles
  • Endurance: 6.5 hours
  • Crew: four

Features

  • Common avionics architecture system of digital glass cockpit instruments similar to those installed on the Coast Guard’s fixed-wing aircraft
  • Surface search radar and electro-optical/infrared sensors
  • Engines standard with the Department of Defense’s H-60 fleet
  • Five multifunction display screens
  • Sensor and hoist cameras    
  • Integrated traffic collision avoidance system
  • 7.62 mm machine gun for firing warning shots and a .50-caliber rifle for precise targeting, such as disabling engines on noncompliant go-fast vessels
  • Standardized mission system components complementing capabilities and equipment installed on the Coast Guard’s upgraded MH-65 short range recovery helicopter