Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk - Operational History

Operational History

In 1990, HH-60J Jayhawks began replacing HH-3F Pelican and CH-3E Sea King helicopters in service with the US Coast Guard. HH-60Js perform search and rescue missions, along with other missions such as maritime patrol and drug interdiction.

Coast Guard cutters with their HH-60Js and other helicopters performed security and interdiction in the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm and also in 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom.


On 29 October 2012, US Coast Guard Jayhawk serial number (70-1790) 6031 was used during the offshore rescue of the crew of HMS Bounty during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy.

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