Customer: U.S. Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)


  • Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron HSM-71, the Raptors in Jacksonville, FL.
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-2, The Fleet Angels in Norfolk, VA.
  • Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron HSC-3, The Merlins in San Diego, CA.

ASI was selected by NAWCTSD under the TSC-II Lot 1 contract vehicle to design and manufacture upgrades for several existing analog SH-60B and SH-60F Composite Maintenance Trainers (CMT) to the new MH-60R and MH-60S configurations at the Naval Air Station at North Island CA, at the Naval Station at Norfolk VA, and at the Naval Air Station at Jacksonville FL. The modified trainers maintain the original SH-60 configuration as well as the new MH-60 configuration, providing the U.S. Navy with two SH-60B/MH-60S CMTs and two SH-60F/MH-60R CMTs. This included introducing new glass cockpits, integrating a host computer to the trainers, and integrating an Instructor/Operator Station (IOS). These systems revolutionized the CMTs, offering the U.S. Navy Instructors automated tools and training scenarios for much more effective student training and evaluation.

The CMTs provide transition and readiness training which prepares the avionics and aircraft systems maintenance teams to maintain the aircraft. Specifically, the aircraft airframe, power plant, power train, hydraulics, auxiliary power unit (APU) start, flight controls, gust lock, blade de-ice, vertical indicator display, automatic flight control computer, stabilator, blade fold, pylon fold, caution advisory, rotor brake, chip detector, landing gear, and fire extinguishing systems and control/instrument panels are focal areas of maintenance training.

The following MH-60 systems were developed and integrated by ASI:

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Avionics
  • Navigation Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Instructor / Operator Station
  • Simulated Fault Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Vibration Absorber System
  • Hydraulic Systems

ASI also provided Program Management, Logistics Support, and Contractor Field Services to support the successful completion of this program.