Topic: MH-60R Seahawk

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.

Fleet Air Arm combat capability boosted with delivery of first Romeo

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

NUSQN 725 aircraft arrive at their new home in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

NUSQN 725 aircraft arrive at their new home in Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

First MH-60R Seahawk Romeos accepted by Defence

Published on by CAPT Scott Lockey (author), Mr Daniel Rude (photographer)

Carrying the tail number N48-001, Australia's first Seahawk Romeo completed its first flight. (photo: Mr Daniel Rude)

Carrying the tail number N48-001, Australia's first Seahawk Romeo completed its first flight.

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.

Sod turned for new Seahawk Romeo maintenance facility

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

L-R: COL Noel Beutel, Acting Director General Capital Facility and Infrastructure; The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence; and Chief of Navy VADM Ray Griggs use silver shovels during the sod turning ceremony to mark the commencement of construction of the MH-60R facilities at HMAS Albatross.

“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.

Commander Australian Fleet gets first hand view of future aviation force

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.   (photo: Unknown)

Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett and two members of the Airworthiness Board meet with 725 Squadron personnel undergoing training for the new MH-60R helicopters in Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

NUSQN 725 receives Advanced Weapons Training in Jacksonville

Published on by LS Ben Wellard (author), LEUT Alex Hale (photographer)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile. (photo: LEUT Alex Hale)

Leading Seaman Ben Wellard, Able Seaman Josh Beaven and Mr Patrick Walters (US NAVAIR Fleet Weapons Support Team), receive advanced weapons training on the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile.

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.