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.