U.S. Navy Orders Four MH-60R Helicopters for Greece

A Sailor assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) signals to an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Marine Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 to land during flight operations, June 4, 2020. U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alan L. Robertson

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has placed an order with Lockheed Martin for four MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters for the government of Greece. 

The Naval Air Systems Command, through the Foreign Military Sales Program, awarded a $194 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin for the helicopters and three airborne low-frequency sonar systems to be used by the helicopters, according to an Oct. 26 Defense Department contract announcement. 

The MH-60R is the U.S. Navy’s maritime strike and anti-submarine helicopter. The helicopter type also has been exported to the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Danish Air Force, and the Royal Saudi Navy. Greece would be the fifth operator and has stated an intent to procure seven. Other nations intent on procuring MH-60Rs are the Republic of Korea and India, which have announced plans for 12 and 24 helicopters, respectively.  

Work on the contract modification is expected to be completed in February 2025.