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Royal Danish Air Force receives final two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

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The Royal Danish Air Force has received its two and final MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, the Ministry of Defence announced in a 1 August statement.

The MH-60R Seahawks helicopters will replace the existing fleet of British-produced Lynx helicopters in service of the country’s Air Force.

It was previously reported that the Government of Denmark has requested a possible sale of 12 MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support through the US foreign military sales programme.

The first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were delivered to the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) in June  2016.

The MH-60R is equipped with a highly sophisticated combat systems designed to employ Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and the Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedo. The primary missions of the helicopter is anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. Secondary missions include search and rescue, logistics support, personnel transport and medical evacuation.

The MH-60R helicopters will improve Denmark’s anti-submarine and surface warfare capability and provide an improved search and rescue and anti-ship surveillance capability and to carry out international commitments for transport, surveillance, and search and rescue operations with the United States and other allies.

Photo by the Royal Danish Air Force
Photo by the Royal Danish Air Force

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