RNoAF ASW crews undergo training in UK
UK-based HeliOperations is providing theoretical and synthetic ASW training for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), as Norway transitions from the P-3 Orion to P-8A Poseidon MPA and brings the NH90 NFH into service in the ASW role as a replacement for the Westland Lynx.
Aircrew and mission support personnel will attend a bespoke six-week course at the HeliOperations training facility at RNAS Culdrose, with instruction from ex-RN ASW officers.
The first RNoAF ASW course is due to graduate in November 2020. In time, HeliOperations noted on 30 October, RNoAF personnel will be able to deliver applied training in their operational units.
Five P-8A aircraft will replace the current fleet of six P-3 Orions and three DA-20 Jet Falcons, according to Shephard Defence Insight, and Norway has taken delivery of 11 NH90 NFHs to date.
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