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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

U.S. Navy outfitting MH-60R "Romeo" Seahawks with digital rocket launchers for APKWS

MH-60R APKWSAfter integrating “smart” rocket launchers on MH-60S helicopters last year, the U.S. Navy is now equipping the MH-60R with the same modernized capability.

The Navy delivered the Digital Rocket Launchers (DRLs) on March 25 as part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC).

A Rapid Deployment Capability Team, comprised of employees from the H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters (PMA-299) and the Direct Time and Sensitive Strike Weapons (PMA-242) program offices, was challenged to complete the project within 12 months after the MH-60S EOC.

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