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Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 “Scorpions”


Our mission is to provide combat ready MH-60R aircraft and personnel for deployment on board Recovery, Assist, Secure and Traverse (RAST) capable ships and aircraft carriers (CVN).

About Us

Our squadron flies the MH-60R Seahawk, an aircraft that elevates tactical maritime mission capability to a new level by far surpassing previous fleet capability.  The MH-60R is designed to operate from littoral combat ships, frigates, destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers to provide:

Command Control and Communications
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Surface Warfare (SUW)
Electronic Warfare (EW)
Mobility (MOB)
Search and Rescue (SAR)

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