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The HHW can be deployed in casualty evacuation, medical evacuation, non-combatant evacuation missions, civil search-and-rescue, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, and insertion or extraction of combat forces. The Air Force expects to fly its first helicopter by Marchand says that deliveries will likely run through Inthe Air Force got the green light to take another crack at it.
The competition narrowed to a single bidder, and after wobbly budgetary announcements, the program was greenlighted. By the end of it was officially designated as HHW. These helos are derived from early-model UH Black Hawks, and were fielded starting in with an estimated operational life of 7, flight hours.
Of the initial airframes, the inventory was down to 99 as Helicopter problem late Only 93 of them were assessed as flyable as of Marchwith signs of structural fatigue i.
They are all expected to have reached the 7,hour milestone by In September two of them were already exceeding 10, flight hours. A couple of months into FYthe Air Force sounded ready to both award the contract, and deprive it of any funding in its FY budget request.
By Marchhowever, funds had been found. In order to defend its lead on this all-service mission, the USAF is putting an emphasis on affordability and fast production.
Even so, it will be several more years before meaningful replacements begin to arrive in the field. A new fuel system will also be installed which features duel internal fuel tanks totaling gallons, nearly doubling the capacity of the internal tank on a UHM Black Hawk. During the test, the receiver was evaluated in simulated threat environments.
Works on the UHs is being carried out by Science and Engineering Services LLC which involves adding a comprehensive kit of modifications to the utility helicopter, along with additional equipment to convert it into a combat search and rescue HHG.
The design includes air force and mission-specific avionics, equipment and defensive countermeasures, plus a larger internal fuel capability and cabin area when compared to its UH cousin and is unique enough to warrant its own development phase and even a separate assembly line.
A name will be picked up later. The systems requirement review is scheduled later this fiscal year, with initial deliveries expected in FY For one this will depend on how the FY15 budget is actually wrapped up, as well as whether sequestration affects FY16 spending.
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