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Sikorsky Completes Testing of Hellenic Navy’s New MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters

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Sikorsky has completed testing of weapon systems on three new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the Hellenic Navy. 

The Lockheed Martin subsidiary, which concluded the tests in early December, verified the effectiveness of the onboard air weapon systems to perform anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions from land or a ship. 

The MH-60R, also called Romeo, is designed to conduct various missions such as surveillance, communications relay, search and rescue, medical evacuation, and vertical replenishment.

It has multi-mode radar, electro-optical/infrared camera, aircraft survivability systems, datalinks, and dipping sonar and sonobuoys.

In 2019, the United States approved the sale of up to seven MH-60R helicopters to Greece for about $600 million. 

The Romeos are expected to replace the Hellenic Navy’s aging AB212 helicopters used for anti-submarine warfare and electronic warfare missions.

 The Mediterranean nation is the seventh country in the world to equip its navy with MH-60R aircraft. In Europe, Denmark, Spain and Norway have acquired a fleet of the American-made maritime helicopters.

Lockheed Martin expects to deliver the three Seahawk helicopters in the coming months. Greece will receive four more aircraft in 2025.

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