Topic: 725 Squadron

Aviators support local school for hearing impaired

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Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200. (photo: Unknown)

Commander Royals presented the Centre with a cheque for $1,200.

Naval aviators on the south coast of New South Wales have donated time and funds to a local Shoalhaven charity with personal links to their own squadron.

24th and final MH-60R Seahawk delivered to Royal Australian Navy

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The Sikorsky MH-60R 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopter '2-4', the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR 9000 Phase 8. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

The Sikorsky MH-60R 'Romeo' Seahawk helicopter '2-4', the 24th and final Romeo military helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy from Sikorsky Defence Systems and Services as part of AIR 9000 Phase 8.

The last of Navy’s 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters was accepted by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, in a ceremony at Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on Monday 12 September.

Passing of the gauntlet

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Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals. (photo: ABIS Alan Lancaster)

Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander David Frost, RAN, disembarks a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Romeo helicopter prior to his handover to Commander Matthew Royals.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has had a changing of the guard with 725 Squadron welcoming a new Commanding Officer in early December.

First Australian-made Romeo aircrew graduates

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Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course graduates, from left: LEUT Chris Prescott, LCDR Eugene Cleary, LEUT Geoff Winter, Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal and Petty Officer  Aircrewman Colin McCallum. PO McCallum and LS McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course. (photo: Unknown)

Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer (AvWO) course graduates, from left: LEUT Chris Prescott, LCDR Eugene Cleary, LEUT Geoff Winter, Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal and Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum. PO McCallum and LS McGreal also completed the Advanced Sensor Operator course.

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first 'Australian-made' aircrew students.

Romeo packs a punch

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.

To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.

Sydneysiders say hello to Navy's newest maritime combat helicopter

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Stock image: The Royal Australian Navy's latest helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, flies past the Navy's latest ship, HMAS Canberra in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Stock image: The Royal Australian Navy's latest helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk, flies past the Navy's latest ship, HMAS Canberra in Sydney, NSW.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, was introduced to the Australian public on 14 November with a spectacular flight over some of Sydney Harbour's most iconic sites.

Romeo sends Hellfire down range

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Members from NUSQN 725 stand alongside Aircraft 902, which will fire the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, USA. L-R: Petty Officer Aircrewman Glenn Watson; Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson; and Lieutenant Joel Bury. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Members from NUSQN 725 stand alongside Aircraft 902, which will fire the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, USA. L-R: Petty Officer Aircrewman Glenn Watson; Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson; and Lieutenant Joel Bury.

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in the United States.

Hellfire missile firing a first for new Navy helicopters

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Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, USA. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, USA.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.

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.