Topic: MRH-90 Taipan

MINDEF takes flight at Albatross

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Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN.

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.

Working together no trial

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Benjamin King directs an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, ARH Tiger, as it takes off from HMAS Canberra's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Benjamin King directs an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, ARH Tiger, as it takes off from HMAS Canberra's flight deck.

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.

Trans-Tasman ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: Unknown)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

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.

Technically taming Taipans

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Daile Tomkinson on the ramp of an 808 Squadron MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

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.

Joint capability impresses at Avalon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan with the MRH-90 helicopter crew at the 2017 Avalon Airshow. (photo: Unknown)

Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan with the MRH-90 helicopter crew at the 2017 Avalon Airshow.

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.