The HH-60G Pave Hawk is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter. During Operation Desert Storm Pave Hawks provided combat search and rescue coverage for coalition air forces in western Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf coast. They also provide an emergency evacuation coverage for U.S. Navy sea, air and land (SEAL) teams penetrating the Kuwait coast before the invasion.
Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an improved communications network and a navigation suite includes an integrated inertial navigation system / global positioning / Doppler navigation system, satellite communications, voice insurance, with a fast communication.
All HH-60Gs have a system of automatic flight control, lighting, night vision goggles and a system of infrared vision that greatly enhances night low-level operations. Additionally, Pave Hawks have color weather radar and an engine blade / rotor anti-icing system that gives the HH-60G an all-weather capability.