The U.S. Navy (USN) accepted the first Sikorsky Aircraft MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission naval helicopter slated for Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) from Lockheed Martin Aviation and Unmanned Systems.
In 2012, Denmark announced it will acquire a total of nine aircraft by 2018 to conduct missions such as surveillance, search and rescue, anti-piracy and anti-surface warfare.
Prior to being delivered to the RDAF, these aircraft will enter a series of testing to validate Danish configuration modifications. The first aircraft will be delivered to Denmark in the second quarter of 2016, and the full fleet will be delivered by 2018.
Denmark is the second international partner in the MH-60R Seahawk program, following the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).