Topic: 725 Squadron

Sydneysiders say hello to Navy's newest maritime combat helicopter

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

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Dave Frost (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), LCDR Stephan Immerz (videographer), Mr Kon Velanis (video editing)

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.

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.

New Squadron parades Australian national sport in the US

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

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. (photo: LCDR Stephan Immerz)

Able Seaman Hall and Warrington contest the ball in a friendly game of Australian rules football between NUSQN 725 and the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids at NAS Jacksonville in Florida.

New Squadron 725 personnel took time out of their hectic schedules to compete in an exhibition game of Australian Rules Football on a very warm Saturday in Florida recently, playing against the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids alongside US Navy counterparts, who donned Aussie rules jerseys for the first time.

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.

NUSQN 725 commemorates Anzac Day in Jacksonville

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Mrs Christine Watson (photographer)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida. (photo: Mrs Christine Watson)

NUSQN 725 contingent currently stationed in Jacksonville attend a Dawn Service held at the World War Statue, Florida.

Members of NUSQN 725 commemorated Anzac Day with a Dawn Service and wreath laying ceremony in Jacksonville, Florida.