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MH-60R Seahawk Upgrade Enters OpEval

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The U.S. Navy is beginning Operational Evaluation (OpEval) of the MH-60R/MH-60S Multi Mission Helicopter, the next generation submarine hunter, cargo, search and rescue, and surface attack helicopter that will replace the fleet's legacy SH-60B and SH-60F Seahawk aircraft. Designed as a rigorous assessment of the aircraft and its mission systems in operational flight conditions, Operational Evaluation is an aircraft's final test phase before fleet introduction and delivery, and a major step towards Milestone III and full-rate production of the MH-60R. The decision followed the helicopter's successful completion of the Navy's six-month-long developmental test phase, known as Technical Evaluation, in February....

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