Topic: MH-60R Seahawk
The delivery of the third and fourth MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters to NUSQN 725 in late February was an especially memorable occasion for the four Aircrew members who took delivery of them at Lockheed Martin’s factory in Owego, New York and delivered them to NUSQN 725’s temporary base in Jacksonville, Florida.
Delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo capability took another step forward recently, with the arrival of aircraft 3 and 4.
The Royal Australian Navy has accepted the first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be introduced into service in 2014, at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R squadron, NUSQN 725, has been busy completing mandatory inspections, tests and ground runs to get Navy's two new Romeos ‘Ready On Deck’ prior to Christmas.
The arrival of the Royal Australian Navy’s first two MH-60R helicopters at Naval Air Station Jacksonville last week was a welcome site for NUSQN 725 personnel.
The Defence Materiel Organisation reached a significant milestone overnight when it took delivery of the first two of 24 MH‑60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters from the United States Navy.
“Today, is very much a history making day,” the Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, told guests at a sod-turning ceremony to officially mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R (Seahawk Romeo) Helicopter Capability facilities at HMAS Albatross yesterday.
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.
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 (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.