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USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH)

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The first flight of the Air Force’s next generation combat rescue helicopter has been pushed back until May as design flaws and other issues have pushed the program out of an accelerated schedule and back toward the original baseline schedule.[...]
Source: http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/February%202019/Air-Force-Now-Planning-First-Flight-of-Pave-Hawk-Replacement-for-May.aspx
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INCOMING: Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by @Sikorsky, are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida.
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2019-05-17: Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Achieves First Flight
On May 17, our HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter took to the skies for the first time. With its new fuel system and more capable defensive system, this helicopter will allow the U.S. Air Force to succeed in its critical rescue mission.
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Going back in time a little to 2008 and the CSAR-X competition, here is an artist's impression of the Boeing HH-47 in a later configuration. Interestingly, it is fitted with a pair of mast-mounted antennae, which might be for the FAB-T system. It also looks like it is fitted with a LAIRCM system on the forward sponson and the large engine intake filters that weren't favored by the 160th SOAR because of a slight reduction in engine power. Previous drawings of the HH-47 also showed it fitted with the Davis Engineering IRSS exhaust. If anyone has further drawings or artwork of the 2008 HH-47, I'd love to see them.

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HH-60W Jolly Green II Helicopters Arrive At Moody

The 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group leadership received the Air Force’s first two HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters. The delivery of the new model is significant to the personnel recovery mission as it begins the transition from the predecessor, the HH-60G Pave Hawk, which has been flown for more than 26 years.

Video by Senior Airman Taryn Butler 23d Wing Public Affairs, Airman Megan Estrada 23d Wing Public Affairs
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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Almost a billion bucks to upgrade the brand new, barely out the door helicopter. Hmmmmm....
 

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Almost a billion bucks to upgrade the brand new, barely out the door helicopter. Hmmmmm....

It did make me wonder whether they'd only specced the defensive systems for non-state actor level threats.
 
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