JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.99

EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT

Patrol Helicopter SH-60K

In this edition, we take a closer look at the SH-60K patrol helicopter.

The SH-60K was developed as an upgraded version of the SH-60J, and features a newly designed main rotor blade, Advanced Helicopter Combat Direction System (AHCDS), Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), and Ship Landing Assist System (SLAS).

The SH-60K is a destroyer-borne patrol helicopter and engages in various duties along with destroyers, including anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, monitoring and surveillance, transport, rescure and communications relay. Its future engagement in activities in the waters surrounding Japan is expected.

Patrol Helicopter SH-60K

Specifications

  • ▷Length: approx. 19.8m
  • ▷Width: approx. 16.4m
  • ▷Weight: approx. 14,600kg
  • ▷Engines: 1,800ps × 2
  • ▷Max speed: 139kt
  • ▷Crew: 4
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