UMS Skeldar to boost Australian presence

UMS Skeldar plans to establish an Australian base for its V-200 platform in 2018 as part of efforts to boost its presence in this part of the world. The prospect of bringing a V-200 demonstrator, along with the personnel and equipment that would involve, Down Under comes as UMS Skeldar puts its best foot … [Read more...]

Navy conducts EC135 trials aboard MV Sycamore

The Royal Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) has commenced first of class flight trials (FOCFT) for the new Airbus Helicopters EC135 training helicopters and the aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore. The trials of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) EC135s are … [Read more...]

RAN’s first Air Warfare Destroyer commissioned

The first of three new Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), HMAS Hobart, was officially commissioned into Royal Australian Navy service on Saturday, a proud occasion when the white ensign flew from the ship for the first time and she officially became Navy property. The commissioning ceremony, at … [Read more...]

RAN Romeos achieve 10,000 hours

The Royal Australian Navy has achieved a milestone of 10,000 flying hours with its 24 strong MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' fleet. Chosen in 2012 to replace the S-70B-2 Seahawk ‘Bravo’, the Romeo has enjoyed a smooth introduction to service with the RAN thanks in part to a deep level of training support from the … [Read more...]