The Royal Danish Air Force has received all of its new MH-60R Seahawks, which have brought about something of a revolution in multi-mission operations.

Denmark’s MH-60Rs have proved to be a step-change in capability compared to their Lynx predecessors. All photos Søren Nielsen unless stated

IN 2012, THE Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF, Flyvevabnet) embarked on a plan to recapitalize its maritime helicopter fleet by purchasing nine new Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the US Navy, directly replacing its aging Westland Lynx helicopters that were due for retirement after more than 30 years of active service. The Seahawk was selected over the competing AW159 Wildcat and AS565MB Panther.

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