In a war environment Medical Evacuation (MedEvac) is often necessary. Some UH-60s are assigned to this duty, and they received a red cross on their doors. In this way, during combat evacuations, the military are hoping they will not receive enemy ground-to-air fires on their helicopter. In a worldwide gentlemen agreement, fighting forces will not attack machines of buildings with these markings. Unfortunately... for some rebel and opposing forces it doesn't matter at all. This old UH-60A was seen during its take-off for another MedEvac mission from deployment location Kandahar.
The serials of US Army UH-60s are so difficult to read, so maintenance high lighted the last three of the serial. In that way, pilots can more simply find the helicopter on the flight line that they are going to fly.
Seen during the landing away from its homebase Chiayi air base, this S-70C-6 of the Republic of China Air Force. The unique helo, nick-named (super) Bluehawk in RoCAF is equipped with the Sikorsky Stores Support System, two wings that can carry up to four fuel tanks to extend its standard range. The S-70Cs of the Rescue Squadron are phased out on 9 May 2019, after 23 years of service within RoCAF.
In 1986, Taiwan bought ten S-70C-1s and four S-70C-6s to replace the 1970s Bell HH-1H Huey in the SAR rol. These were delivered from June 1986. The four S70C-1s, like this one shown on the picture, were not fitted for SAR duties, but were delivered as utility helicopters. These four were equipped with luxury chairs and automatic folding access steps fitted to both sides of the fuselage. The S-70Cs of Rescue Squadron were retired on 9 May 2019, after 23 years of service within RoCAF.
Two HH-60H, also nicknamed Rescue Hawks, were assigned to a Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons within an Air Wing. These special equipped Seahawks gave the Carrier Air Wing commanders their own Combat Search and Rescue capability. The HH-60H is easy to recognize by its FLIR extension, mounted on a gimbal on its nose. This Forward Looking InfraRed sensor enabled the pilots to see through darkness, haze, smoke and poor weather. The FLIR can also be used to target Hellfire missiles, that could be mounted on specially-fitted pylons. This camo HH-60H was seen on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
Fine study of a SH-60B Seahawk of the Spanish Armada (Spanish Naval). The helicopter visited the HNLMS Johan de Witt, which is the second Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy, while operating in Somalia waters during operation Atalanta, the European Union anti-piracy mission.