Topic: MH-60R Seahawk

NUSQN 725 successfully launches first MK-54 torpedo

Published on by CMDR Dave Frost (author), LEUT Jakob Kapelj (photographer)

A MH-60R 'Romeo' Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725, loaded with a MK-54 torpedo during a firing serial in Florida, USA. (photo: LEUT Jakob Kapelj)

A MH-60R 'Romeo' Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725, loaded with a MK-54 torpedo during a firing serial in Florida, USA.

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful MK-54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC).

NUSQN 725 sharpens warfare skills

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA. 
 (photo: Unknown)

Four Royal Australian Navy crews from NUSQN 725 completed the intensive Helicopter Advanced Readiness Program (HARP) alongside their US Navy counterparts in Florida, USA.

Aircrew from NUSQN 725 continue to build warfare skills in the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ helicopter, taking full advantage of their US based operations and deploying to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in order to complete weapon firings and complex warfare training events.

New Romeo ‘Sensos’ join new Squadron in Jacksonville

Published on by NUSQN 725 (author and photographer)

The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, USA. (photo: Unknown)

The RAN's first graduates of the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course, Leading Seaman Tom Clunie and Leading Seaman Liam Carruthers, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, USA.

The New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) team at Naval Air Station Jacksonville recently grew by two, with the graduation of the first Royal Australian Navy Aircrewmen to complete the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Basic Sensor Operators Course and achieve the qualification of ‘Senso’.

Commander Fleet Air Arm visits Romeos in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, prepares to board the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

The Commander Fleet Air Arm spent a very busy three days at Jacksonville, Florida visiting New Squadron 725 and all the other people and moving parts that make up the Royal Australian Navy’s future Seahawk Romeo helicopter capability.

Romeos packing a new punch

Published on by NUSQN 725 (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (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.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

MH-60R warfighting capability continues to expand

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Aaron Schurink, LEUT Benjamin Thomson, LEUT Trine Themsen and LEUT Joel Bury, recent graduates from MH-60R Operational Flying Training Course Number One, in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant (LEUT) Aaron Schurink, LEUT Benjamin Thomson, LEUT Trine Themsen and LEUT Joel Bury, recent graduates from MH-60R Operational Flying Training Course Number One, in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy’s developing Romeo capability has achieved another significant milestone with the first ab-initio Pilots and Aviation Warfare Officers (AvWO) graduating recently from MH-60R Operational Flying Training (OFT) Course Number One in Jacksonville, Florida.

New Romeo delivers unforgettable experience for air crew

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

Romeo capability continues to expand

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo aircraft 3 and 4 arrive at NAS 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.

RAN accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: )

NUSQN 725 at the 'In Service Date' ceremony for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

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. 

Gauntlets 'ready on deck' for Christmas

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Crewed by Lieutenant Commanders Todd Glynn, Josh Carey and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Chris Hodgkinson, the first of the Navy's two MH-60R Seahawks, Gauntlet 901, departs NAS Jacksonville on 18 December for a Maintenance Test Flight. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Crewed by Lieutenant Commanders Todd Glynn, Josh Carey and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Chris Hodgkinson, the first of the Navy's two MH-60R Seahawks, Gauntlet 901, departs NAS Jacksonville on 18 December for a Maintenance Test Flight.

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.