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Pacific 2017: Australia declares love for Romeo

5th October 2017 - 21:55 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney


The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) received its 24th and final Sikorsky MH-60R last September, and the navy has so far operationally deployed five flights at sea. A sixth flight will be ready by the end of this year, and the target is to have a steady state of eight flights annually.

Chris Huet, Lockheed Martin’s Australia-based business development manager, told Shephard at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, ‘The RAN love the platform,’ and that the navy is ‘very happy with the capability’.

The fleet recently celebrated a combined total of 10,000 flight hours in a period of fewer

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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