The HH-60W is designed as a special combat rescue helicopter with a longer range, speed and
The radius of its combat flight delivers 195 nm (361 km), the device can hang at an altitude of 1 220 m and remain operational at a temperature of 35 ° C.
The first flight of a combat rescue helicopterThe HH-60W included such tests as hovercraft flying, flying at low speed and flying around the airfield. Tests were held at the site in Florida.
It is planned that Sikorsky HH-60W will replace the US Air Force HH-60G helicopters, which have been used since 1982, for armament. In total, the armed forces intend to purchase 113 vehicles.
Earlier it was reported that the Agency promisingDefense Department (DARPA) US Department of Defense, along with the military company Sikorsky, will test the new autopilot system on the iconic F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter.