An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 “Blue Hawks”

Mission

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)

Guidance-Card-Icon Dept-Exclusive-Card-Icon