Topic: 725 Squadron

24th and final MH-60R Seahawk delivered to Royal Australian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

The Sikorsky MH-60R

The Sikorsky MH-60R "Romeo" Seahawk helicopter "2-4" which is the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR9000 Phase 8.

The last of Navy's 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters was accepted by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, in a ceremony at  Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on Monday 12 September.

Passing of the gauntlet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), ABIS Alan Lancaster (photographer)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

725 Squadron Commanding Officer, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

First Australian made Romeo aircrew graduate

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Unknown (photographer)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter.  Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Graduating from the Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course was LCDR Eugene Cleary and LEUT’s Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Romeo packs a punch

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.

To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.

Sydneysiders say hello to Navy's newest maritime combat helicopter

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Stock image: The Royal Australian Navy's latest helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, flies past the Navy's latest ship, HMAS Canberra in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Stock image: The Royal Australian Navy's latest helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, flies past the Navy's latest ship, HMAS Canberra in Sydney, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, was introduced to the Australian public on 14 November with a spectacular flight over some of Sydney Harbour's most iconic sites.

Commander Australian Fleet gets first hand view of future aviation force

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.

The maturity of the MH-60R training and support systems was showcased to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board during a recent two day visit to Jacksonville, Florida.

NUSQN 725 receives Advanced Weapons Training in Jacksonville

Published on by LS Ben Wellard (author), LEUT Alex Hale (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile. (photo: LEUT Alex Hale)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile.

Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida with NUSQN 725 have recently been learning the ‘ins and outs’ of both the MK-54 Torpedo and the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile.

Warrant Officer of the Navy stops in on NUSQN 725

Published on by CPOATV Phil Copley (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter. (photo: Mr Clark Pierce)

(L-R) LS Benjamin Elliott, WO-N Martin Holzberger, LSA Eammon O'Brien and LS Tyron Garrett talk about anti-submarine warfare improvements in the MH-60R helicopter.

Warrant Officer of the Navy (WO-N), WO Martin Holzberger has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville, Florida to view the progress of MH-60R training and hear how the officers and sailors have integrated into the US Navy training system.

Ambassador Beazley visits NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Mr Clark Pierce (photographer)

The Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, talks to NUSQN 725 personnel in Jacksonville, Florida.  (photo: Mr Clark Pierce )

The Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, talks to NUSQN 725 personnel in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Australian Ambassador to the United States of America, the Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, has visited NUSQN 725 in Jacksonville Florida this week. 

MH-60R Seahawk Romeo training devices enhance preparedness

Published on by CPOATV Gordon Davis (author and photographer)

The Avionics Sailors of NUSQN 725 get some training on the United States Navy's synthetic training devices. (photo: CPOATV Gordon Davis)

The Avionics Sailors of NUSQN 725 get some training on the United States Navy's synthetic training devices.

The Avionics Sailors of NUSQN 725 may have finished their time in the ordnance classroom, but they are finding the United States Navy's synthetic training devices to be an extremely valuable training tool.