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  • 20 September 2018

    The Royal Navy’s Sea King Mk7 helicopters officially retired from active service as two Sea Kings from 849 Naval Air Squadron performed a final, three-hour flypast on September 19. Helicopters ZE420 and ZA126 flew as far east as Teignmouth, over the wilds of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, the northern Cornish resorts of Padstow, Newquay and St […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time on April 11. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. After 42 years of rescue […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Pakistan Navy has recently carried out a live firing of an Exocet AM-39 anti-ship missile from a Sea King helicopter. The navy said the chief of the naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. The live-fire test took place on September 23 in the Arabian Sea […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After over fifty years of service, Canadian CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopters performed their final flight in a parade in Victoria, B.C., on December 1. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter. The CH-124 Sea King is a ship-borne […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Seven of the Royal Navy’s iconic Sea King helicopters were officially handed over to Pakistan Navy during a May 24 ceremony attended by Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas. Mr Christopher Bob Richardson represented the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the formal handing over ceremony. Pakistan and UK signed the contract for […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Ministry of Defence is returning two former Royal Navy Sea King Mk5 aircraft to service and will lease them to HeliOperations UK so that the organisation can train aircrew in the German Navy in search and rescue skills. The two helicopters were once used for Royal Navy search and rescue by the 771 Naval Air […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy has received its upgraded Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator ahead of schedule, CAE – the company in charge of the modernization – announced on May 16. The simulator has re-entered service at the Nordholz Naval Airbase in Germany. Previously, Sea King training was conducted on a basic instrument flight rules (IFR) training device originally […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sea King Mk7 airborne surveillance and control helicopters have joined HMS Ocean in the Gulf to practise in preparation for Merlin helicopters that will succeed the Sea Kings as the carrier’s ‘flying eyes’. After years over the sands of Afghanistan – where their radars proved vital in tracking the movements of insurgents on the […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    There was some pre-Christmas cheer in the air at RNAS Yeovilton as the Base welcomed back 120 personnel and four Sea Kings, from Commando Helicopter Force which have been deployed in the Mediterranean on the Royal Navy’s biggest exercise this year, `Cougar 12’. The Junglie Force have been operating from the Helicopter Commando Carrier HMS […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Navy’s remaining Sea King helicopters will be sold to Aerospace Logistics (ASL). “Aerospace Logistics have over 30 years experience as an international specialist in the supply, refurbishment, exchange, maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft parts,” Mr Clare said. ASL will use the Sea King inventory […]

  • 10 April 2015

    Personnel on board the Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk have paused from humanitarian relief efforts in Vanuatu to mark the 10th anniversary of the Navy Sea King helicopter crash. The Sea King crashed on the island of Nias, Indonesia, on 2 April 2005 and claimed the lives of nine ADF personnel. The helicopter, callsign “Shark 02″ […]

  • 9 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare was at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra to announce that Sea King Shark 07 would be preserved at the Museum given the significant role the Sea King has played in Naval Aviation over the last 36 years. “The Sea King has served our nation well over […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After five years of land-based operations in Afghanistan, the Royal Navy’s Sea King Force has fully returned to sea, flying their helicopters from Royal Navy ships in the Gulf. Whilst operating from Camp Bastion since May 2009, the ‘Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC) Force’, nicknamed ‘The Baggers’, used hi-tech surveillance systems developed to […]

  • 7 October 2011

      More than £2m of heroin and two bomb makers have been snared thanks to the latest busts by the Navy’s ‘eyes in the sky’ over Afghanistan. Ground troops intercepted drug runners trying to smuggle 2,200lb of heroin – with a street value in the UK in excess of £2m – after being guided by […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Naval fliers plucked a stricken Norwegian fisherman from the rocks in sub-zero temperatures in a dramatic rescue. A Sea King from the Commando Helicopter Force broke off a training mission inside the Arctic Circle to find and save the man whose boat had hit rocks near the northern city of Tromsø. The crew of a […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

    A specially-painted Sea King squeezed into the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall with  millimetres to spare – ahead of a major exhibition celebrating lifesaving around the UK. The veteran helicopter – Navy red and grey on one side, RAF yellow on the other – was moved from nearby RNAS Culdrose and will the largest item […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief Petty Officer Simon Hustwit’s years of experience manoeuvring a 22.15 metre helicopter were obvious when he reverse-parked Sea King Shark 07 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum yesterday. The Sea King is the latest addition to the Museum’s collection and has been installed in time for Easter and school holiday visitors to take enjoy […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Sea King Mk4 from 845 Naval Air Squadron of the Commando Helicopter Force seized a rare opportunity to visit and train with the French Naval Ship, FS Dixmude. This provided an excellent opening to exercise UK/FR interoperability, with both the UK and France having key roles to play in leading and shaping the defence […]

  • 18 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Sea King helicopters and 817 Squadron have made their final flight as part of a decommissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross in Nowra today. The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon and Chief of Navy, VADM Ray Griggs, were on hand to welcome the final flight and thank the […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Aircrew from the Culdrose-based Search and Rescue 771 Squadron proudly showed off their Sea King helicopter at the exhibition dedicated to lifesaving in the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth – attracting record visitor numbers. Personnel from 771 Naval Air Squadron made the short trip to the Cornish port of Falmouth and found a long and winding […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In April this year a detachment of 4 Sea King Mk4s and 83 personnel from 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) of the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) embarked in HMS Ocean for Exercise Joint Warrior 15. Joint Warrior represents the very best opportunity for CHF to conduct targeted and realistic training for amphibious operations – the […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Helicopters from the Royal Navy Auxiliary Fort Victoria have been providing direct front-line support to daily strikes from the French carrier Charles De Gaulle against Daesh in the Middle East. The distinctive Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control Mk7 helicopters are scouring Gulf skies and seas for any potential threat to the carrier, whose flight deck […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm closed a chapter of its history on Thursday, 29 January as the training pipelines for Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 and Lynx helicopters came to an end when 6 aircrew received their Wings from His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG. During the ceremony at the Royal […]

  • 16 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Residents of Sydney, Canberra and the Shoalhaven had their last chance to see the Royal Australian Navy’s Sea King helicopters in the air today as they said farewell to the nation with a formation flypast. The formation launched from the Naval Air Station at HMAS Albatross in Nowra at 10:00am, proceeded north up the NSW […]

  • 15 November 2012

    The two ‘eyes of the Fleet’ – a Type 45 destroyer and an airborne surveillance Sea King – have joined forces for the first time. The Sea King Mk7 – which has proven itself in times of war in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq – from 854 Naval Air Squadron worked with new destroyer HMS Diamond […]

  • 18 July 2011
    Training & Education

    Sea Kings will be worked hard during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11) which will be the aircrafts last major exercise before they face retirement after a career of 35 years. The three 817 Squadron Sea Kings were flown overland from HMAS Albatross to the exercise area at Shoalwater Bay in seven and a half hours. […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy is set to start receiving first NH90 NTH ‘Sea Lion’ helicopters in the second half of 2019. The NHIndustries-built helicopters will replace the old ‘Sea King’ which has been in service with the navy for 40 years. A 1990 initiative to replace both the ‘Sea King’ and the ‘Sea Lynx’ with a multi-role […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy’s NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter made its maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters’ facility in Donauwörth on December 8. The NHIndustries-built helicopters will replace the old ‘Sea King’ which has been in service with the navy for 40 years. The navy is set to start receiving first helicopters in the second half of 2019 […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Jungly Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force were given a glimpse of traditional style aircraft carrier operations when they joined France’s flagship. The green helicopters, used to carry Royal Marines and their kit into battle, flew on to FS Charles de Gaulle in the Med in the middle of a major Anglo-French exercise. The […]