The newly-designated MH-60T will be fitted with a new state-of-the-art cockpit, new search /weather radar and Electro-Optics/IR units, upgraded engines and airframe, and an Airborne Use of Force Package to provide more firepower and protection from small arms fire. The JAYHAWK is a variant of the Sikorsky H-60 product line currently used by all five branches of the U.S.military along with 25 governments across the world. We are honored that the Coast Guard has shown confidence in the JAYHAWK to help meet the nation's Homeland Defense requirements, said Joseph Haddock, Sikorsky Vice President for Government Business Development. The JAYHAWK is a rugged, proven, versatile multi-mission military aircraft well suited to the task.
Sikorsky Aircraft delivered 42 HH-60Js to the Coast Guard for search and rescue (SAR), offshore law enforcement, drug interdiction, aids to navigation and environmental protection. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.