The U.S. State Division has made a dedication approving a attainable Overseas Army Sale to the Authorities of Norway of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters and associated gear for an estimated value of $1 billion. The Authorities of Norway has requested to purchase six (6) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters; fifteen (15) T-700-GE-401C engines (12 put in, 3 spares); 9 (9) Hyperlink 16 Multifunctional Info Distribution Programs Joint Tactical Radio Programs (MIDS JTRS) (6 put in, 3 spares); eighteen (18) Embedded International Positioning System/Exact Positioning Service (GPS/PPS)/Inertial Navigation Programs (EGI) with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) (12 put in, 6 spares); and 6 (6) Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS) (plane provisions solely). This proposed sale will help the overseas coverage targets and nationwide safety goals of the US by bettering the safety of a NATO Ally that is a vital power for political stability and financial progress in Europe.

Additionally included are M514 impulse cartridge/cartridge actuated units; MJ20 cartridge actuated thruster/cartridge actuated units; WB53 fireplace extinguisher cartridge/cartridge actuated units; CCU-136A/A impulse cartridges; GAU-21 crew served weapons (together with pintle and laser pointer); AN/ARC-210 RT-2036 radios with Communications Safety (COMSEC); AN/AAR-47 missile warning programs; AN/APX-123 Identification Buddy or Foe (IFF) transponders; AN/ALE-47 dispensers; Digital Countermeasures; Superior Information Switch Programs (ADTS); AN/AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Focusing on Programs; Identification Buddy or Foe Mode 4/5 Cryptographic Applique, KIV-78; Joint Mission Planning Programs (JMPS); AN/ARQ-59 Hawklink radio terminals; Coaching Simulators/Operational Machine Interface Assistants (ATS/OMIA); Aviation Upkeep Weapons Loading Coach (AMWLT); Tactical Operational Flight Coach (TOFT); AN/ALQ-210 Digital Assist Measures (ESM) programs; APS-153(V) multi-mode radars; spare engine containers; spare and restore elements.


Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk Utility Maritime Helicopter

The proposed sale will enhance Norway’s functionality to carry out Coast Guard missions together with the power to carry out secondary missions, together with vertical replenishment and communications relay. Norway will use the improved functionality as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland protection. Norway can have no problem absorbing these helicopters and help into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this gear and help is not going to alter the essential army stability within the area. The principal contractor can be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Programs, Owego, New York. The purchaser has requested offsets. Any offset settlement can be outlined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. Implementation of this proposed sale would require a number of journeys by U.S. Authorities representatives and the project of contractor representatives to Norway on an intermittent foundation over the lifetime of the case to help supply and integration of things and to supply provide help administration, stock management, and gear familiarization.

The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based mostly on the US Military UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 household. Essentially the most important modifications are the folding principal rotor blades and a hinged tail to scale back its footprint aboard ships. The MH-60R was initially often called “LAMPS Mark III Block II Improve” when growth started in 1993 with Lockheed Martin (previously IBM/Loral). The MH-60R is designed to mix the options of the SH-60B and SH-60F. Its avionics contains twin controls and as an alternative of the advanced array of dials and gauges in Bravo and Foxtrot plane, 4 totally built-in 8″ x 10″ night time imaginative and prescient goggle-compatible and sunlight-readable coloration multi-function shows. Offensive capabilities are improved by the addition of latest Mk-54 air-launched torpedoes and Hellfire missiles. All Helicopter Anti-Submarine Gentle (HSL) squadrons that obtain the Romeo are redesignated Helicopter, Strike Maritime (HSM) squadrons.