SH-60B Seahawk HSL-49
UNITED STATES NAVY
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR NINE (HSL-49) ”Scorpions”
Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California
The "Scorpions" first deployment began in November 1990 with Detachment ONE deploying aboard USS FORD (FFG 54). During Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM and most recently IRAQI FREEDOM, HSL-49 detachments demonstrate the true versatility of the LAMPS MK III weapon system and the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter as an anti-surface, mine search and multi-mission combat strike aircraft. HSL-49 continues to excel in the LAMPS community by providing detachments to ships in support of Strike Group Operations, Counter Drug Operations and Maritime Interdiction Operations.