HSM-73 Mission

     HSM-73's primary mission is to conduct sea control operations in open ocean and littoral environments as an integral part of a Carrier Air Wing with a core on board the CVN and MH-60R detachments on board surface combatants. The MH-60R is the Navy's new primary maritime dominance helicopter, replacing the SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft. Greatly enhanced over its predecessors, the MH-60R helicopter features a glass cockpit and significant mission system improvements, which give it unmatched capability as an airborne multi-mission naval platform.

     The MH-60R is the Navy's new primary maritime dominance helicopter, replacing the SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft. Greatly enhanced over its predecessors, the MH-60R helicopter features a glass cockpit and significant mission system improvements, which give it unmatched capability as an airborne multi-mission naval platform. These improvements include:

  • Upgraded mission and flight displays
  • Improved Advanced Flight Control Computer (AFCC)
  • Integrated Self Defense Suite
  • Upgraded Sensors including:  Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), Multi-mission Radar Upgrade (including ISAR), Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)
  • A weapons suite including torpedoes and HELLFIRE missiles

     The MH-60R helicopter is designed to operate from the Navy's frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. Its missions include:

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
  • Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)
  • Surveillance
  • Communication Relay
  • Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)
  • Logistics Support
  • Personnel Transfer

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