The US State Department has approved the possible sale of seven Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopters and associated equipment to Greece.
The sale, valued at about US$600m (A$854m), includes the aircraft, four spare GE T700-401 engines, three spare AN/AAS-44C(V) MTSA EO/IR sensors, and three spare “APS-l 53(V) Multi-Mode Radars”. The APS-I 53(V) is an unfamiliar designation that does not appear on any searchable databases, so this designation may be either a typo, a new radar, or perhaps a new export variant of the MH-60R’s Telephonics AN/APS-147 multi-mode radar.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notification also says the sale includes a weapons package comprising AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys, AGM-114 Hellfire captive carry (CATM) and training missiles, APKWS rockets, Mk54 torpedoes, and M-2400 and GAU-21 door guns.
If completed, Greece would become the eighth MH-60R operator or possible customer after the US, Australia, Denmark, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India.