Mitsubishi H-60

1st Flight 1987

The Mitsubishi H-60 series is twin-turbo shaft engine helicopter based on the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter family for use by the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

The SH-60JK are anti-submarine patrol versions for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The UH-60J is a search and rescue version for the Japan Air Self-Defense Forces and JMSDF.

The UH-60JA is a utility version for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

Variants

S-70B-2: Version purchased from Sikorsky for research by the Defense Agency. 

XSH-60J: Prototype for SH-60J. 2 XSH-60Js were exported by Sikorsky.

SH-60J: Seahawk version for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force produced by Mitsubishi under license.

UH-60J: Rescue helicopter license produced by Mitsubishi for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

UH-60JA: Utility version for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force based on the UH-60J.

USH-60K: Among two prototypes, one was redesignated as evaluation type.

SH-60K: Improved version of SH-60J. Trial manufacture finished in 2001, and deliveries began in August 2005.

SH-60L: Improved version of SH-60K. Development began in 2015, delivery will begin in 2022.

Specifications

Crew: 3 flight crew + mission crew of up to 9 (SH-60J/K)

Length: 19.8 m (65 ft 0 in) including rotor

Height: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)

Max take-off weight: 9,750 kg (21,495 lb)

Power plant: 2 × IHI Corporation-General Electric T700-IHI-401C turbo shaft engines, 1,342 kW (1,800 hp) each

Main rotor diameter: 16.4 m (53 ft 10 in)

Main rotor area: 211.26 m2 (2,274.0 sq ft)

Blade section: root: SC1095/SC1095R8; tip: Sikorsky SC1095

Performance

Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph, 143 kn)

Range: 584 km (363 mi, 315 nmi)

Service ceiling: 5,790 m (19,000 ft)

Armament

2 × Mark 46 torpedo

1 × 7.62 mm (.30 in) Type 74 machine gun

Type 74 torpedo

Type 12 torpedo

AGM-114 Hellfire

Depth charge

Avionics

Japanese HPS-105 aearch radar

Japanese ring laser AHRS

Japanese automatic FMS

Japanese datalink

Japanese tactical processor

Japanese display sub-system.

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