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Common Cockpit

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy.

The Lockheed Martin Common Cockpit™ avionics suite is common to the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S multi-mission SEAHAWK helicopters.

The cockpit enables the aircrew to perform diverse missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, Combat Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, and Airborne Mine Countermeasures.

The Common Cockpit™ avionics suite is based on open architecture and commercial-off-the-shelf technology, including:

  • Four 8"x10" full color, night vision device-capable, sunlight-readable displays
  • Digital communications suite
  • Common programmable keysets soon to be replaced with trackball
  • Fully integrated Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation System
  • Mass memory data storage
  • Rugged integrated mission computer

In addition, a new flight management computer and new operational software provide for greatly increased operational capability.