Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51 (HELMARSTRIKERON 51)

HSM-51 ‘Warlords’

 

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STATUS:

HSL-51 established on October 3, 1991

HSL-51 redesignated HSM-51 on March 7, 2013

Homebase: NAF Atsugi, Japan (forward deployed)

ACTIVE UNIT

AIRCRAFT:

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk (2015-)

DEPLOYMENTS:

expeditionary unit

detachment-deployments aboard various USN ships

 

images

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - October 2015

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - May 2015

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - April 2015

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - March 2015

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) - March 2015

 

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2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) during maintenance at NAF Atsugi, Japan - December 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) - November 2014

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) - September 2014

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) - June 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) - March 2014

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - March 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - February 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - February 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - January 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - January 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) - January 2014

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) - January 2014

 

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MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) - Tokyo, Japan - November 2013

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) - Ormoc, Philippines - November 2013

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - October 2013

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - October 2013

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - September 2013

 

MH-60R Seahawk (HSM-51) aboard USS Mustin (DDG 89) - September 2013

 

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transition ceremony - NAF Atsugi, Japan - March 7, 2013

 

 

history

Mission:

The "Warlords" are the US Navy's premiere forward deployed Sikorsky MH-60R "Seahawk" helicopter squadron. Home ported in Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, the "Warlords" provide combat-ready armed anti-surface and anti-submarine helicopter detachments to ships deploying in the Korean, Western Pacific and Persian Gulf regions, as well as Executive Transport for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. They have recently successfully transitioned from the old SH-60B helicopter to the new and improved MH-60R.

The MH-60R is an upgrade from the older SH-60B, and carries a complex system of sensors including an Airborne Low Frequency Sonar and air-launched sonobuoys. Other sensors include the APS-147 surface search radar, ALQ-144 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system and optional nose-mounted forward looking infrared (FLIR) turret. It carries the Mk 46, Mk 50, or Mk 54 torpedo, AGM-114 Hellfire missile, and a single cabin-door-mounted M240 7.62 mm (0.30 in) machine gun or GAU-21 .50 in (12.7 mm) machine gun.


The squadron performs a diverse set of multi-role missions:

Primary missions include:
Anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
Anti-surface warfare (SUW)

Secondary missions include:
Search and rescue (SAR)
Executive Transport (With SH-60F for SEVENTH Fleet)
Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC)
Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)
Special Operations support (SPECOPS)
Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS)
Communications Relay (COMREL)
Logistics support

 

patches

 

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