Boeing & Airbus sign deal for HATS EC 135s

How the EC 135 T2+ will look in ADF service under the joint Navy/Army HATS program. (Airbus Helicopters)

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Airbus Helicopters have signed a contract for Airbus to provide 15 Airbus EC 135 T2+ helicopters for the ADF’s AIR 9000 Phase 7 helicopter Aircrew Training System. Announced as the preferred bidder late last year, the Boeing and Thales Australia team signed a contract … [Read more...]

1,000 flight hour milestone for RAN Romeos

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ combat helicopter crews have marked the achievement of a significant milestone, having flown 1,000 hours during training in the US. “The NUSQN 725 team clicked over the achievement without fanfare - but with considerable style – during an exercise flying … [Read more...]

First RAN Romeo Hellfire missile firing

Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first Hellfire missile.

A 725SQN MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter has fired a Hellfire missile, the first time a RAN aircraft has fired a guided missile since the demise of the Fleet Air Arm's fixed wing flying in the early 1980s. The missile was fired on July 25 by one of two 725SQN MH-60Rs currently deployed to the US Navy's Atlantic … [Read more...]