The newest aircraft in the U.S. Navy fleet, the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter elevates tactical maritime mission capability to a new level by far surpassing previous fleet capability. With its state-of-the-art avionics, mission systems and cockpit, the MH-60R is the world’s most capable naval helicopter available today. The aircraft features a glass cockpit and significant mission system improvements over the SH-60B, which give it unmatched capability as an airborne multi-mission naval platform.
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (HSM 41) is the Navy’s Fleet Replacement Squadron dedicated to training new MH-60R pilots and aircrew. When commissioned on January 21, 1983, as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light 41 (HSL-41) it was the Navy’s first Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS) MK III squadron and flew the Sikorsky SH-60B helicopter. HSL-41 trained pilots and aircrew for the west coast HSL squadrons in San Diego, Hawaii, and Japan.