Topic: MH-60R Seahawk

Sea service for Romeo

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), LSATV Stephen Norwood (photographer)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.  (photo: LSATV Stephen Norwood)

Able Seaman Air Technical Aircraft Lachlan Jackman inspecting the MH-60R helicopter main rotor gear box during the 1,000th flying hour service.

HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked Seahawk MH-60R helicopter, more colloquially known as a ‘Romeo’, recently completed a deep-level service at sea during her deployment as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.

ScanEagle completes operational evaluation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Jeffery (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted the Royal Australian Navy’s first simultaneous operations of manned and unmanned aircraft during its current deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU.

Aussie Romeo flies through 10,000

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LS Eammon O'Brien)

The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.

Newcastle completes operations with US 5th Fleet

Published on by Department of Defence (author), US Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston (photographer)

USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist Se)

USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, French Navy FS Jean Bart and Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Newcastle conduct a formation group sail demonstrating combined interoperability and multinational partnership in support of Commander, Task Force 50 operations in the Arabian Gulf.

HMAS Newcastle has completed an attachment with the US Navy’s 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf while deployed on maritime security operations in the Middle East region.

Most proficient embarked flight takes trophy

Published on by POA Eamonn O'Brien (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

MH-60R Flight 2 with the 2016 Collins Trophy on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle.

One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.

A regular Romeo

Published on by LEUT Dehan Hood (author)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing. (photo: Unknown)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing.

For most, milestones are easy to recognise: a birthday here, an anniversary there, but aircrew mark their growing experience by meticulously logging hours flown, with appropriate accolades from friends and colleagues as the total number soars.

Quantum advance in aircrew training

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.

The Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is on finals as the first instructors continue their training at the new world-class multi-million-dollar facility.

Delivering capability through innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Helicopter/Ship Integration Officer, Lieutenant Commander Garry Williams, from the ANZAC Systems Program Office, on HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Helicopter/Ship Integration Officer, Lieutenant Commander Garry Williams, from the ANZAC Systems Program Office, on HMAS Stuart at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

A passion for aircraft modelling and traditional values shaped a flight path into a career that influences the future horizon of Navy aviation.

Hawks and eagles fly together

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Ian Homes, RAN, in the port hanger of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Ian Homes, RAN, in the port hanger of HMAS Newcastle.

En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.

Romeo support to Australian company

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R helicopter completes a live firing exercise with the mounted 12.7mm machine gun in the Western Australia Exercise Area during HMAS Perth's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R helicopter completes a live firing exercise with the mounted 12.7mm machine gun in the Western Australia Exercise Area during HMAS Perth's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne reinforced that an innovative Australian industry was a “core element of defence capability” at a forum at the Sunshine Coast on 17 May.