Launch the Knight Hawk! [IMAGE]

SH-60B Seahawk DDG destroyer us navy

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans)

PACIFIC OCEAN –  An MH-60S Knight Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 passes the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) while delivering supplies to aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during a vertical replenishment with fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10).  Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed in the Western Pacific.

The MH-60s is a Sikorsky helicopter designed to conduct vertical replenishment, special warfare support, personnel transfer, and anti-mine countermeasures.