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MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ Hellfire missile

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, will soon be in service with the Royal Australian Navy. Navy's 725 Squadron fired the aircraft's first ‘Hellfire’ missile and its Mk 54 torpedo at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre off the Florida Coast in the United States in July 2014. The Romeo is the Navy’s next generation …

MH-60R

 MH-60R

The MH-60R “Romeo” is the most capable and mature Anti-Submarine (ASW)/Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) multi-mission helicopter available in the world today. Together with its sibling, the MH-60S “Sierra,” the SEAHAWK variants have flown more than 650,000 hours across a 500+ aircraft fleet. The MH-60R is deployed globally with the U.S. Navy fleet and a growing number of allied international …

First MH-60R Seahawk Romeos accepted by Defence

Published on 11 December 2013 CAPT Scott Lockey (author), Mr Daniel Rude (photographer)

First MH-60R Seahawk Romeos accepted by Defence

The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) 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.

Speaking at the acceptance ceremony held at Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Owego, New York, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, DMO’s Head Helicopter Systems Division, said the delivery …

New Romeo delivers unforgettable experience for Air Crew

Published on 13 March 2014 LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

New Romeo delivers unforgettable experience for Air Crew

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.
 
The two new Romeo’s effectively doubled the number of MH-60R helicopters …

NUSQN 725 Receive Advanced Weapons Training in Jacksonville

Published on 17 October 2013 LS Ben Wellard (author), LEUT Alex Hale (photographer)

NUSQN 725 Receive Advanced Weapons Training in Jacksonville

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.

The 10 person team has spent two weeks covering all aspects of the latest in Air Launched Torpedoes (ALT) technology including banding and de-banding procedures and a further three …

Romeo capability continues to expand

Published on 06 March 2014 LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer)

Romeo capability continues to expand

Delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk Romeo capability took another step forward recently, with the arrival of aircraft three and four.

Crewed by joint RAN and United States Navy aircrews, the new aircraft departed the Lockheed Martin Assembly Plant in Owego, New York and made the long journey south to Jacksonville, Florida where they were warmly greeted by NUSQN 725.

Royal Australian Navy accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

Published on 25 January 2014 by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Royal Australian Navy accepts first two Romeos in Jacksonville

The first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony conducted by NUSQN 725 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th January.

The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin were delivered to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) in early December 2013.

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