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HH-60G Pave Hawk

Definition/Scope: The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA space flight support, and rescue command and control. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite that includes integrated inertial navigation/global positioning/Doppler navigation systems, satellite communications, secure voice, and Have Quick communications. All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and forward looking infrared system that greatly enhances night low-level operations. Additionally, Pave Hawks have color weather radar and an engine/rotor blade anti-ice system that gives the HH-60G an adverse weather capability. OLD VERSION The search and rescue version of the UH-60 Black Hawk, a multipurpose transport helicopter.

Used For:

H-60 Pave Hawk

Broader Terms:

cargo helicopter
Joint Base Balad
UH-60 Black Hawk

Related Terms:

HH-60H Rescue Hawk
HH-60J Jayhawk

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