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...]

US approves MH-60R Romeo upgrades

The United States has approved a possible upgrade program for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) MH-60R multi-mission helicopter fleet under an estimated US$360 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) deal. The Australian Government has requested a possible 10-year upgrade program for the RAN's 24 MH-60R … [Read more...]

Insitu marks one million hours

Unmanned aircraft systems company Insitu has notched up one million operational flight hours – 114 years – by its ScanEagle, Blackjack and Integrator platforms. Insitu chief executive Ryan Hartman said the first operational mission, which started the clock, was for the US Marine Corps, and so too was the … [Read more...]