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See the US Air Force?s new combat rescue helo fly for the first time

PHILADELPHIA ? A Lockheed Martin subsidiary?s combat rescue helicopter took to the skies for the first time Friday. The HH-60W helicopter ? one of two that Sikorsky fully assembled ? flew from the company?s West Palm Beach, Florida, test facility, the company said. The second aircraft is set to begin flying next week, and another two aircraft enter flight tests this summer. The U.S. Air Force plans to buy 113 HH-60W helicopters to replace the HH-60G Pave Hawk.

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