Seahawk Helicopters Provide Punch For LCS Operations

By Michael Fabey
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 23, 2013
Credit: Michael Fabey/AWST

The saving grace for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program may prove to be the Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawks, needed for most of the surface warfare, mine countermeasure or antisubmarine-warfare missions the vessels are expected to perform.

While the LCS sea frames and equipment for the ships' integral mission-module packages have suffered substantial cost increases, schedule delays and operational hiccups, the Seahawk has proved to be the program's consistent high performer.

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