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  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The airfield at HMAS Albatross was abuzz with activity late last week when three Seahawk helicopters and 84 personnel from 816 Squadron left for Western Australia to participate in TAMEX, a joint maritime training exercise in anti-submarine warfare.   Transport for 816 Squadron was provided by three Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 Globemasters. The […]

  • 21 August 2014

    As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.   One particular gathering was of Success’ embarked Seahawk Flight, which joined the ship shortly before leaving Fleet Base East for RIMPAC 2014. Captain Norris began […]

  • 9 February 2015

    We bring you this impressive image of the Australian Navy’s Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway signalling to the HMAS Success Seahawk “ODIN” as it is secured after flight in the Middle East Region as part of Operation MANITOU. HMAS Success sailed to the Middle East Region in November 2014 for a six-month deployment as part of Operation […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On 10 November, Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne commenced her Mariner Skills Evaluation. This was an essential point in the preparation for her post refit, and the culmination of the hard pre-work up training the ship’s company had conducted. Later on in the week HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk detachment took to the sky and conducted a successful Aviation […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Royal Australian Navy assets on both sides of Australia were active last night in Search and Rescue operations.   As HMAS Success continued her mission searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, a Navy Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron was sent to assist in locating seafarers who had activated a distress beacon offshore on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australian scientists will be using a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter for the development of fatigue testing technologies, the Australian defense ministry has announced. The technology on which the scientists will work could transform how military helicopters are managed with the potential to reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability. Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2015

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The Seahawk crew and their helicopter ‘Odin’ have been deployed to the Middle East since November 2014 as part of Operation MANITOU. Seahawk pilot Lieutenant Alister Auld has […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.   The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the first of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters has successfully completed its first test flight. The initial test flight occurred at Sikorsky’s Production Facility, Connecticut USA on 26 June 2013. It passed a range of tests including controllability, engine performance, vibration analysis and navigation […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy’s NUSQN 725 squadron took delivery of the first MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter duo at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony on Friday, January 24th at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida.   The delivery of Sea Hawk Romeo helicopters, which are replacing the Navy’s ‘Classic’ Sea Hawk, was achieved on budget […]

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

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth, currently conducting security operations in the Middle East region as part of Operation Manitou is joined by the new MH-60R or ‘Romeo’ Seahawk helicopter. This is the Navy’s 63rd Middle East rotation and the first time an Australian warship has deployed with an embarked Seahawk Romeo. Inside the ship’s aviation department is […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter is now in possession of a new missile system which will provide improved air-to-ground missile accuracy for the navy. The AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile was accepted into the fleet in August and rounds out the weapons complement of the MH-60R Seahawk. Commanding Officer of 725 Squadron, where the ‘Romeo’ helicopter currently flies, Commander […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy achieved what it describes “as an operational breakthrough” July 12 as its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter was loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) for the first time. The next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter from “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 was loaded while the […]

  • 30 September 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy rescued two French yachtsmen last night whose yacht had sunk 360 miles east of Jervis Bay. The yachtsmen were winched from a small boat by a Navy Seahawk helicopter after they abandoned their yacht when it sunk in rough conditions earlier. The sailors were returned to the Navy frigate HMAS Perth […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Australian Defence Force will again be supporting Wings over Illawarra, which will take place on Sunday, 5 May. Held annually at Illawarra Regional Airport, Wings over Illawarra is a showcase of military, historic and general aviation. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Naval Aviation’, in honour of the upcoming centenary of the entry of the […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    An MH-60S Seahawk from the “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, transports a fuel pod from the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) during a replenishment-at-sea, October 26. This activity is part of the on-going bilateral […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    816 Squadron (816 SQN) has returned from the Avalon airshow with a highly sought-after award. The Australian International Airshow is the premier event on Australia’s international aviation calendar and the Military Concours d’Elegance is awarded after judging by a panel comprising representatives of the event organisers Airshows Downunder, the Royal Australian Air Force Association and […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABER in the waters off Central Queensland. Flight commander Lieutenant Commander Jeff Topping said the birdies would have more of a training focus and wouldn’t become ship’s company. “Normally an aircraft and its air crew and maintainers become the […]

  • 16 June 2014

    The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team at Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently grew by two, with the graduation of the first Royal Australian Navy Aircrewmen to complete the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course and achieve the qualification of ‘Senso’.   Graduates of the previous Seahawk course had the chance to gain experience […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Training & Education

    During the Christmas period Navy ships will be at sea conducting maritime security patrols in the Middle East Area of Operations and on border protection duty in northern Australia. Additionally, Navy will be ready to provide any disaster relief assistance in Australia if required. Part of this assistance comes in the form of Navy helicopters. […]

  • 3 July 2014

    Commander, Naval Air Forces presented the Cmdr. Theodore G. Ellyson Aviator Production Excellence Award to the “Seahawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 at Naval Air Station North Island, California, July 1.   The award is named in honor of Cmdr. Theodore G. Ellyson, who was the first naval officer to undergo aviation training […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has retired the Seahawk helicopter ‘Skeletor’ after more than 28 years of service and a career logging 6,200 airframe hours. Navy took the opportunity to retire the anti-submarine helicopter S-70B-2, serial N24-011 during HMAS Arunta’s recent maintenance period in Bahrain while deployed in the Middle East. The helicopter’s last flight from […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the United States Navy under a US foreign military sale (FMS) program to provide the Brazilian Navy with a comprehensive S-70B Seahawk helicopter training system. The system will be delivered to the São Pedro da Aldeia Naval Air Base near Rio de Janeiro. As informed, CAE will […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force personnel, aircraft and a naval vessel responded to a request for assistance, after an emergency beacon was detected off the east coast. Rescue Coordination Centre – Australia requested the assistance, and in response, the Royal Australian Air Force dispatched a C-130J Hercules aircraft equipped with search and rescue stores from Richmond in […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ became part of 725 Squadron in a ceremony at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales, on 11 June. Australian Minister for Defence, the Hon Kevin Andrews said the introduction of the Romeo helicopter marked a significant enhancement of the strength of the Fleet Air Arm. The Squadron has its origins […]