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  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Personnel from HMAS Albatross’ 808 Squadron have ably supported Australian Navy’s role in the recent Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, embarked in HMAS Choules. Commanding Officer Choules Commander Chris Aulmann said that the reliable and flexible MRH90 helicopters operated by the squadron provided essential logistical support, in both a ship-to-ship, and ship-to-shore environment. “Initially assigned a range of people, mail and cargo tasks by the Air […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Albatross-based 808 Squadron was awarded the qualification of Operational Capability Maritime 1 just in time to deploy for Operation PACIFIC ASSIST 2015. This recognition allows Navy to independently allocate the MRH-90 multirole helicopter to amphibious ships and undertake a range of previously non-permissible flying operations. Flight Commander embarked in HMAS Tobruk Lieutenant Commander David […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is leading the world in bringing the new MRH90 ‘Taipan’ Multi-Role Helicopter into service at sea. The Navy’s soon-to-be-commissioned 808 Squadron has been conducting trials, testing, evaluation and training on the MRH90 Taipan helicopter since 2010. When 808 Squadron’s commanding officer, Commander Charlie Stephenson, travelled to the Netherlands recently to present […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac has recently completed MRH90 trials off the east coast of Australia enhancing multi-role helicopter support to the navy fleet. In a joint activity conducted during the months of May and June, HMAS Anzac embarked an MRH90 flight from 808 Squadron for a trial designed to expand the capability of […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Warren King, today formally accepted the delivery of the first of two MRH90 helicopter simulators at the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland. The simulator allows Army and Navy pilots to practice their skills in all flight regimes, day or night, and accurately reproduces the feel […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise SEA LION 2013 got underway on June 10 as HMAS Choules slipped out to sea with a complement of more than 400 Army and Navy personnel onboard, and various pieces of equipment firmly secured on the vehicle deck. EX SEA LION 13, which is the first major joint amphibious exercise for the year, is being conducted between […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    The first Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a United States Navy warship has been carried out off the coast of Hawaii. The VERTREP consisting of 28 pallets to amphibious transport dock USS San Diego was also the largest ever by the ADF’s maritime support helicopter. More than 100 pallets in total […]

  • 26 February 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy is contributing to the humanitarian assistance mission to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston with three helicopters. Two MRH-90 helicopters will depart HMAS Albatross to join another MRH-90 from 808 Squadron onboard HMAS Canberra in Brisbane, Australia before the ship and embarked personnel sail to Fiji in the coming days, the […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear lower deck was called at 808 Squadron on 4 June so the Squadron could assemble to watch their Commanding Officer, Commander Charlie Stephenson, touch down in a MRH90 after reaching his 4000th flying hour. “This is a very significant milestone, particularly for a helicopter pilot”, Executive Officer LCDR Peter Wynter said. “This places […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    In September, HMAS Parramatta’s Flight Deck Team conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with Spanish replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria while participating in Exercise Triton Centenary 13. What made this VERTREP a special occasion was the use of an MRH-90 helicopter to transfer the stores from Cantabria to Parramatta. For most of the Flight Deck Team, and indeed many of the Ship’s company, […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    2017 will be a busy year for the Royal Australian Navy’s aircraft maintenance and flight trials unit which has seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September. The unit, along with Royal Australian Air Force’s aircraft research and development unit, and Army aviation test and evaluation squadron represents the Australian Defence Force’s core test and evaluation […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a new aviation milestone, Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra will be embarking two Army Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters for the first time. The two Tigers, will join two MRH-90 Taipan medium lift helicopters and one MH-60R Seahawk conducting first of class flight trials onboard the amphibious giant over the next six weeks. The trials are […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra which was deployed to Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston is set to return to Australia March 30. Following a request from the Fijian government, HMAS Canberra was deployed to Fiji on March 1 to deliver humanitarian aid and assistance. HMAS Canberra was loaded with 60 tonnes of […]

  • 25 August 2015

    Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will combine with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra and Air Force assets to conduct a series of amphibious training […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Thursday night, 10 April 2014, was another beautiful night on the deck of HMAS Choules when “Hands to Flying Stations” was called.   Contently walking towards the Helicopter Control Console, the Ship’s Aviation Officer (SAVO) Lieutenant Commander John Sime, set up for yet another night of flying. This time, Choules was off the coast of […]

  • 27 February 2014

    There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.   So the crew were understandably excited when HMAS Success departed Fleet Base East on 17 February and rendezvoused with HMAS Choules off Sydney that evening. The feeling […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Canberra recently celebrated 2,000 deck landings. It was nine months after commissioning that Canberra reached 1,000 deck landings but only seven months on and the ship has doubled the mark. Canberra’s Commander Air, Commander Adrian Capner said it takes other ships in the Royal Australian Navy years […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Tobruk (CMDR Tim Watson RAN) was back out at sea enhancing the Navy’s capability in support of Operation RESOLUTE just weeks after becoming the latest amphibious ship to achieve Unit Readiness. Tobruk sailed from Sydney on 13 January to assume duties as the long-haul Major Fleet Unit (MFU) for Operation RESOLUTE. Tobruk transited the […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is preparing for the coming bushfire season with MRH90 helicopters and crews are currently training to use the underslung ‘Bambi bucket’ for water bombing operations. The bucket can be filled in seconds with up to 1,590 litres of water and can deliver water to fire flashpoints with pin point accuracy. Commander […]

  • 10 May 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Choules and her MRH90 helicopter have been involved in the air and sea search for two people believed lost from the Carnival Line cruise ship Carnival Spirit off the New South Wales mid-north coast. HMAS Choules joined the search on Thursday afternoon as she was returning from North Queensland […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.   The team conducted aviation operations training with an MRH90 helicopter on the Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) dummy deck which simulates the ship’s flight deck. The ship’s aircraft directors marshalled the helicopter […]

  • 31 March 2015

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk is distributing humanitarian supplies by MRH-90 Taipan helicopter and amphibious craft to the southern Vanuatu island of Erromango and Tanna. Erromango is 200km south of the capital of Vanuatu Port Vila and was in the direct path of the category five cyclone when it struck on 14-15 March. HMAS Tobruk, under […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Medical staff onboard HMAS Choules have been honing their skills in a number of areas during Exercise Sea Lion 2013. A big part of the training being conducted by the MR2 (embarked medical team) and the ship’s medics involves Aeronautical Medical Evacuations. As the name suggests this involves a patient being transferred via an aircraft. Also being […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Training & Education

    A group of Royal Australian Navy aviation support trainees recently became the first all-female team to secure an aircraft on the deck of a Royal Australian Navy ship. The team was part of a group of 14 trainees and their instructors from HMAS Albatross who joined landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide off the east coast […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Industry news

      Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Royal Australian Navy has signed a new contract with Raytheon Australia to provide three Bell 429 helicopters aimed to maintain and develop the skills of junior Naval helicopter aircrew. The contract is worth around $26 million over four years and includes support and maintenance. […]

  • 15 June 2015

    In late May, a crew of Australian Navy’s aircrew and maintainers conducted navigation training and support to Reserve Clearance Diving Team Ten activities in the ‘Apple Isle’. The MRH 90 helicopters from 808 Squadron in Nowra, New South Wales, engaged in a self-sufficient deployment to Tasmania recently. The training involved diver drops and wet hoisting in the […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    HMAS Tobruk has arrived in Port Vila to assist the Vanuatu government in relief operations to repair damage in the wake of the devastating tropical cyclone Pam. HMAS Tobruk, with 335 personnel on board, sailed from Townsville on 18 March with troops and equipment from the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment and additional Australian Aid supplies. […]

  • 12 November 2015

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Choules, at sea, conducted a clear lower deck on her flight deck, to commemorate Remembrance Day yesterday. Commanding Officer, Commander Chris Aulmann highlighted the significance of Remembrance Day and the sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of men who enlisted to fight, and the thousands women who also enlisted and served over […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new helicopter to be used by both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army has been inducted into the Australian Defence Force Fleet during a commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW. The ceremony also marked the formal induction of 808 Squadron to operate the new MRH 90 Taipan Multi-Role Helicopter. This commissioning […]