Topic: MRH-90 Taipan
Minister of Defence, The Honourable Marise Payne, and the local member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis inspected the progress of the $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System and the Fleet Air Arm's operational 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross recently.
First of class flight trials onboard HMAS Canberra have truly been a tri-service affair with Army test pilots, Navy flight test engineers and Air Force technicians all working on the task.
HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan multi-role helicopter brought to life the ship’s motto, ‘United for the Common Good’ conducting cross-deck operations with a New Zealand frigate.
Maintaining a helicopter that can fly up to 300 kilometres per hour and still take off weighing more than 10,000 kilograms fully loaded is the core business of some of Navy’s technical sailors.
Australian military capability was certainly delivered in spades at this year’s Avalon International Airshow, with the services combining to show Australia's joint air power.