On April 28th, CSE was awarded a four-year prime contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide engineering support for the MH-60 Maintenance and Navy Conversion Project.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG), Aviation Logistics Center (ALC), Medium Range Recovery (MRR) Product Line at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, provides overhaul and modification services for the USCG’s fleet of MH-60T helicopters. The MH-60T is an all-weather, medium-range helicopter (specialized for search and recovery) similar to the Navy HH-60H, with its basic roots in the Army H-60 Blackhawk. The service began to operate the HH-60J in 1990 as a replacement to the now-retired HH-3F Pelican, and it is typically operated by a crew of four.
CSE will support the maintenance and overhaul of USCG MH-60T helicopters. Specifically, the USCG acquired used SH-60F helicopters from the U.S. Navy and has reconfigured the aircraft for the unique USCG mission. Each aircraft is reconditioned from end to end, tested, certified, and returned to the operational fleet as an MH-60T. We be responsible for sustaining the USCG MH-60T program for the lifetime of the airframe and avionics suite. Mandated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements coupled with technological advances and airframe fatigue, demand attention to maintain relevance. The CSE Team will analyze current anomalies plaguing the fleet, recommend improvements, and develop procedures for maintenance tasks. We will work with ALC back shops in design, form fit and function, drawing packages and supply disposition of both new and current aircraft parts. Additionally, we will provide project planning guidance for the overhaul and repair of retired Navy aircraft which are being converted to USCG MH-60T aircraft.
This award is a great honor for CSE as we continue to expand the breadth and depth of our services.