(VIDEO) Loading A Helicopter Into A C-17 Globemaster III In Record TimePave Hawk Being Loaded Into Globemaster III
The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft developed for the U.S. Air Force and introduced during the 1990s. The C-17 commonly performs tactical and strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world, with additional roles including medical evacuation and airdrop duties. It was designed to replace the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, and also fulfill some of the duties of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, freeing the C-5 fleet for outsize cargo.
The Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk, on the other hand, is a twin-turboshaft engine helicopter in service with the U.S. Air Force that is a derivative of the U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and incorporates the U.S. Air Force PAVE electronic systems program, hence the name “Pave Hawk.” The Pave Hawk’s core mission is the recovery of personnel under stressful conditions, including search and rescue during day or night operations into hostile environments. It may also perform peacetime operations such as civil search and rescue, emergency aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC), disaster relief, international aid and counter-drug activities.
This footage shows U.S. Air Force personnel at Nellis Air Force Base loading a HH-60 Pave Hawk into a C-17 Globemaster III transport jet in what seems to be little over two minutes during a drill on March 27, 2017.
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