MH-60 T Jayhawks

Operational History of MH-60 T Jayhawks

Medium range recovery helicopter. 39 surviving HH-60J airframes received upgraded avionics and operational capabilities, including armaments, between 2007 and 2014 manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Three SH-60Fs were converted to MH-60T specifications as attrition replacements.

In 1990, HH-60J Jayhawks began replacing HH-3F Pelican and CH-3E Sea King helicopters in service with the US Coast Guard. HH-60Js perform search and rescue missions, along with other missions such as maritime patrol and drug interdiction. Coast Guard cutters with their HH-60Js and other helicopters performed security and interdiction in the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm and also in 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom.

The following U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations that operates the MH -60 T Jayhawk are:

  • CGAS Astoria
  • CGAS Cape Cod
  • CGAS Clearwater
  • CGAS Elizabeth City
  • CGAS Kodiak, Alaska
  • CGAS San Diego
  • CGAS Sitka
  • Coast Guard Aviation Training Center

The following are photos of the MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter:

Photos were taken by the following photographers: Ray Rivard

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