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  • 18 April 2014

    At the recent media conference conducted by the Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), said that the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield had detected an oil slick on Sunday evening in her current search area.   Preliminary analysis of the sample collected by ADV Ocean Shield has […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved the sale of eight Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters to Mexico under a deal worth an estimated $1.20 billion. The potential acquisition of the helicopters would boost Mexico’s ability to carry out anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions and secondary missions including vertical replenishment, search and rescue, and communications relay. According […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new U.S. Navy development contract will see Lockheed Martin upgrade the navy MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW) active mission payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R or MH-60S, which provides the Navy […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Israel-based Elbit Systems has received a $49.8 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center for the delivery of MH-60 helmet display tracker systems (HDTS). Under the contract, Elbit is to deliver a maximum of 126 of the systems and associated line items for the navy’s MH-60 helicopters. The HDTS provides […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has landed a USD 10.5 million contract to provide multi-spectral targeting systems for Royal Danish Navy’s MH-60R/S helicopters. The MH-60R helicopter, also known as “Romeo”, is an Anti-Submarine (ASW)/ Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) multi-mission helicopter. This type of helicopter, together with its sibling, the MH-60S, also known as “Sierra”, flew more than 650,000 hours […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Danish Department of Defence celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters by having one of the aircraft land aboard the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark, June 6. The helicopters were delivered by the U.S. Navy under a $686 million foreign military sales (FMS) agreement. Overall, nine MH-60Rs will replace the Royal […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy helicopter squadron made history earlier in September when the MQ-8B unmanned helicopter they operated successfully tracked a target and served as a laser designator for an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to fire an AGM-114N Hellfire missile The Northrup Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout detected target location and was transmitted to the MH-60S for targeting. Once […]

  • 27 January 2020
    Authorities

    Five aircrew were rescued after the US MH-60S helicopter went down in the Philippine Sea on January 25, the US Navy said. The incident occurred approximately 180 kilometers off the east coast of Okinawa Island on Saturday afternoon, the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed in a separate statement. At the time of the crash, the […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    The “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 Detachment 1 departed Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California, Nov. 17, to join USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) on her maiden deployment. The departure marks the first time the multi-mission MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter are deployed together aboard […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth and its embarked MH-60R helicopter took part in a search and rescue off the coast of Seychelles for the first time on August 14. Two survivors were located by Perth’s MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Hellcat’, and were recovered by a civilian yacht. According to the navy, the support provided to […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that “based on satellite imagery, it can be confirmed that no one on board the Malaysian flight MH 370, that went missing, survived.”   Earlier today, the Australian Navy’s P3 Orion detected two objects in the southern Indian Ocean search area that […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter crashed in the morning of June 14 in the James River in Virginia during a routine training mission. According to the navy, the three crew members aboard were rescued and transported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The “Pathfinders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, are currently deployed aboard the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during her maiden 16-month rotational deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. HSM-35, Det. 1, is a self-contained portion of the surface warfare mission package on […]

  • 18 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 officially transitioned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 during a ceremony, Nov. 15, at Naval Air Station North Island. The “Red Lions” are the latest anti-submarine squadron to make the transition to a sea combat squadron as part of the Navy’s new direction for the rotary wing community, said […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy accepted the first two MH-60R helicopters from the U.S. Navy in a ceremony yesterday at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, N.Y. “The advanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities of the MH-60 Romeo are a game-changer in shifting the advantage from the submarine to the helicopter, which is essential in today’s […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters reached a fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since December 2013 when the 725 Squadron began operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA. Since 2013, operations and training have continued steadily with the return of the squadron to Australia, the acceptance of a major new facility at […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, a US-based global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, has received a USD 7.2 million contract to repair 12 items of the common cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s H-60R/S helicopters.   The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform, and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Australian Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, RAN recently toured North America and one of his first ports of call was Jacksonville Florida, where Fleet Air Arm Personnel are conducting Initial MH-60R Seahawk Trade and Operational Flying Training. VADM Griggs was given an insight into the latest training facilities at NAS Mayport and experienced first […]

  • 9 April 2014

    During the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, AB Joshua Ruff, HMS Echo’s swimmer of the watch, is recovered after recovering some debris from the water.   No objects recovered by the survey ship have to date been found to come from the missing Malaysian airliner. The Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Echo and nuclear-powered […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s foreign military sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of ownership […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre Australia has received satellite imagery of objects which could be related to the debris of the missing Malaysian plane, MH370.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is coordinating the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, with assistance from the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Air […]

  • 5 May 2014

    Ocean Shield will today return to Fleet Base West to replenish its supplies and conduct routine maintenance and software modifications to Phoenix Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ‘Artemis’ Bluefin-21.   On completion of the short port visit, Ocean Shield will return immediately to the search area where the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and anti-submarine operations, MH-60R helicopters have flown more than 250,000 hours in operation with the Fleet, providing increased surveillance and situational awareness. Manufactured by […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), participates in a helicopter exercise off the coast of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.   The helicopter is assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4. The Sikorsky […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC).   In a Royal Australian Navy first, a total of three Mk 54 torpedos were employed against dynamic targets provided by […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy accepted the first MH-60R helicopter set for Denmark from Lockheed Martin yesterday, October 22, in Owego, New York. Manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft and provided with mission systems and sensors by Lockheed Martin, the MH-60R is operational and deployed as the primary U.S. Navy anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare system for both open- ocean and littoral zones. […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy helicopter embarked on Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey crashed in waters near Guam on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said. The entire crew of the MH-60R helicopter, including two pilots and one aircrewman, were safely recovered by USS Dewey (DDG 105) and suffered no apparent injuries. The navy said the incident occurred as the […]

  • 2 May 2014

    HMS Echo has joined HMS Tireless in standing down from the search for the signal from the black box of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.   The move comes after the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that the search for the missing Malaysian aircraft is now moving into a new phase. Survey ship HMS Echo […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Denmark’s defense department has received the final two of overall nine MH-60R Seahawk helicopters delivered by Sikorsky Aircraft under a $686 million contract. The aircraft arrived at the Royal Danish Air Force base Karup on August 1 aboard an American C17 aircraft. MH-60R Seahawks will be flown by the Air Squadron 723 in support of […]