MH-60T Service Life Extension Program Approved To Proceed To Next Phase

The MH-60T Jayhawk service life extension program (SLEP) received approval from the Department of Homeland Security on Feb. 20 to proceed to the next acquisition phase, allowing the program to move forward with analyzing its options for keeping the service’s medium range recovery helicopter fleet operational through the mid-2030s. The Coast Guard’s H-60 helicopters have been in service since 1990. The service established a program in 2002 to upgrade them to address obsolescence issues and outfit the helicopters with equipment to better meet operational needs. That program, which transitioned to…

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CGAS Traverse City Welcomes First of Three New Jayhawks

An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter sits on the tarmac at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. Jayhawks are replacing the current helicopters the air station operates to provide improved search and rescue coverage in the area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) April 18, 2017 – Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host an open house Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit this summer. In celebration of this historic event, local…

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