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Denmark Chooses 9 MH-60R Seahawk

Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:41 pm

The danish parliement has chosen the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk as the shipbased helicopter to replace the Westland Lynx

The updated AW-159 Lynx was the last candidate to be removed from the competition.


The current Lynx helicopters were recieved starting in 1980. First a batch of 8 Mk.80's and to raplace to that had crashed, the Naval Air Service recieved 2 Mk.87's in 1987, originally destined for Argentina.
All the helicopters recieved a new airframe and was upgraded to Super Lynx Mk.90B status 10-12 years ago

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Denmark expects to receive the first of the new helicopters in 2016, so the Navy can provide an even more effective action both nationally and internationally.
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Seahawk is purchased as a shelf. This means that the helicopter already in service in another NATO country. It is a good opportunity for collaboration with other users, for example in relation to logistics, training and future updates of the helicopter.
http://forsvaret.dk/FMT/MATERIEL/FLY...ET%20HELIKOPTER/Pages/default.aspx

The english language page hasn't been updated since september 2011
http://forsvaret.dk/FMT/ENG/MARITIME%20HELICOPTER/Pages/default.aspx
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RE: Denmark Chooses 9 MH-60R Seahawk

Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:07 pm

Here's an article in English:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...o-replace-lynx-helicopters-379331/

Hope the Danes get great use out of these fine aircraft!
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RE: Denmark Chooses 9 MH-60R Seahawk

Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:25 am

Smart move!

Now at least the will have a platform that will be constantly updated (even if they elect not upgrade as often) as a result of the numbers produced, and the deep pockets of the USN. Not to mention interoperability and spares availability.
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