Another Go at HH-60G Successor

New plan released to replace Pave Hawk

The new plan, released March 23 by the Aeronautical Systems Center, calls for awarding a contract in 2012 and reaching initial operational capability with eight aircraft by September 2015. No date has been set for replacing all HH-60Gs.

Along with the timeline, the HH-60 Personnel Recovery Recapitalization Program lays out the likely performance requirements for the new helicopter. The proposed specifications are similar to those of the Pave Hawk, built by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.


  1. I don’t understand. The production line is churning out new Black Hawks as we speak. Why can’t they get new airframes and keep the same model so that there will be commonality with the Army and Navy? The USAF must not have gotten the word that we are going broke.

  2. 11 Bravo – The stimulus money that was allocated to non-existing congressional districts would buy lots of new helos. Then again, the money doesn´t exist in the first place. Or does it? Why does my head hurt?

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