The HH-60H Seahawk is the U.S. Navy's primary Combat Search and Rescue helicopter. The aircraft modification will be designed to alleviate equipment obsolescence, improve system performance and enhance crew capabilities it will incorporate dual Embedded Global Positioning Systems / Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI).
The contract provides for engineering development, integration, qualification verification, and validation of the HH-60H upgrade kit to include publications and provisioning data. WestWind will manufacture, provide kitting, and deliver 35 HH-60H Cockpit Upgrade kits to the U.S. Navy as well as perform installations on 35 aircraft. An additional two EGIs will be used to support qualification testing and a training system.
"WestWind is extremely pleased to support this aircraft modification program, and we look forward to providing across-the-board support utilizing so many of WestWind's on-site capabilities."
Work will be performed over the next 36 months in Huntsville, Alabama at WestWind's hangar facilities located at Huntsville International Airport.