MH-60S Sea Hawk landing on the CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson

MH-60S Landing on the USS Carl Vinson

This shot was taken by the US Mission to NATO during an exercise in the Arabian Gulf. Featuring a MH-60S Sea Hawk landing on its flight deck, the USS Carl Vinson, the third Nimitz-Class supercarrier, is one of the most powerful aircraft carrier in the world carrying over 90 fixed wing and helicopters such as the MH-60S.

The USS Carl Vinson is capable of speeds up to +30 knots and is operated by a crew of 6’062 people.

MH60 landing on the USS Carl Vinson

MH60 landing on the USS Carl Vinson

MH-60S Specifications:

Primary Function: Anti-Surface Warfare, Combat Support, Humanitarian
Contractor: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Systems
Date Deployed: 2002
Propulsion: 2-GE T700-GE-401 (C)
Length: 64 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet
Weight: 14,430 lbs (empty), 23,500 lbs (max gross)
Airspeed: 180 knots (max)
Ceiling: 13,000 feet
Range: 245 Nautical Miles
Crew: Four


The MH-60S Seahawk missions are Anti-Surface Warfare, combat support, humanitarian disaster relief, Combat Search and Rescue, aero medical evacuation, SPECWAR and organic Airborne Mine Countermeasures.


The MH-60S replaced the aging fleet of H-46D helicopters, which led to significant reductions in costs per flight hour, mission aborts, component removals, and unscheduled maintenance actions. The MH-60S with its glass cockpit incorporates active matrix liquid crystal displays, used to facilitate pilot and co-pilot vertical and horizontal situation presentations. Another major design of the MH-60S is a “common cockpit,” which is shared with the new MH-60R. This will allow a pilot to shift from one aircraft to another with minimal re-training.


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USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70         

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