Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin

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HH-65 Dolphin /
MH-65 Dolphin
A USCG MH-65 from CGAS Corpus Christi.
Role Search and rescue helicopter
National origin France/United States
Manufacturer Aérospatiale Helicopter Corporation
American Eurocopter
First flight 1980
Introduction 1985
Status In service
Primary user United States Coast Guard
Number built 102
Unit cost
$9 million[source?]
Developed from Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin

The Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is a French helicopter designed and built specially for the United States Coast Guard. It replaced the Sikorsky HH-52 Seaguard in the search and rescue mission. A total of 102 examples were built with American avionics. From 2001 some of there are known as MH-65.