Thursday, April 22, 2021

SAR helo completes testing

HH-60W in anechoic chamber/ AF photo
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, completed its developmental test program at Eglin Air Force Base, April 13. The final test by the Sikorsky and Air Force team was on the aircraft’s weapon systems. The goal of the test was to both demonstrate the performance of the weapons while optimizing weapon-system configurations. Test efforts began May 2019 with the first HH-60W flight. The integrated test team accumulated more than 1,100 flight test hours across six aircraft testing the full spectrum of aircraft systems. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 04/15/21)