helicopter with anti-submarine, anti-surface threat capability,
including over-the-horizon targeting. This aircraft extends and
increases shipboard sensor and weapon capabilities against several
types of enemy threats, including submarines of all types, surface
ships, and patrol craft that may be armed with anti-ship missiles.
Seasprite's primary missions include anti-submarine and anti-surface
warfare, anti-ship missile defense, and anti-ship surveillance and
targeting. Secondary missions may include medical evacuation, search
and rescue, personal and cargo transfer, as well as small boat
interdiction, amphibious assault air support, gun fire spotting, mine
detection and battle damage assessment.