The US Air Force receives the first HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters

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The U.S‭. ‬Air Force recently received its first two HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue helicopters‭. ‬The delivery of the new model is crucial to the rescue mission‭, ‬as the transition begins from the previous model‭, ‬the HH-60G Pave Hawk‭, ‬which has been in use for more than 26‭ ‬years‭.‬

The new aircraft‭, ‬based on the UH-60M Army helicopter‭, ‬has been modified to perform the tasks of locating and rescuing downed pilots in hostile territory‭, ‬and the HH-60W is designed to meet the requirements of the US Air Force to defeat long-range and highly-dangerous threats‭. ‬The HH-60W will double the internal fuel capacity‭, ‬without the use of additional fuel tanks‭, ‬which need more space‭, ‬and will be able to carry a greater range of weapons‭, ‬defence systems and sensors that will be integrated into the copter to provide an unprecedented combination of range and survivability‭. ‬

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