December 12, 1979 marked the first flight of the US Navy’s Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk.

Derived from the Army’s UH-60 Blackhawk the Navy uses the Seahawk in a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, search and rescue, replenishment, mine detection and medical evacuation. It entered service for the Navy on 22 June 1989.

Watch Navy Rescue Swimmers Jump From Seahawk