AgustaWestland Sea King

2002

Sea King ASaC.7


2002





AgustaWestland Sea King ASaC.7

The original ARI5930/3 Searchwater radar and its display systems of the AEW.2 and AEW.2A were showing their age and technical deficiencies led to operating compromises. Project Cerberus was launched to address these shortcomings and in Mar 2002, the first Sea King ASaC.7 (originally to be the AEW.7) was issued. It carried an improved Searchwater 2000 radar (trialled by XZ570) with accompanying mission systems.


Model News

Thales Radar for the Royal Navy Merlin AEW Variant, 22-May-15 : Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the radar and mission system for the Merlin Airborne Early Warning (AEW) variant

Royal Navy Sea Kings 5 years in Afghan skies, 04-Jun-14 : UK Forces have been deployed in Afghanistan since 2002 under Operation Herrick pushing back the Taliban and preventing them from using the country as a base for terrorism

ASaC.7 return from Libya, 27-Sep-11 : Navy fliers who paved the way for Apache helicopter strikes against Colonel Gaddafi’s forces are safely home.


Organisations

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Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NYearHistory
wa 637 1969 UK XV649 : has.1 RN; f/f 21sep69, d/d 06oct69 Built as HAS.1, conv to H+
HAS.1 700Sq(S) Sq/587-CU 1969; Non-stop flight from Lan+
has.2a arrived in Devonport on 3 Apr, aboard RFA Olmeda as 824+
aew.2 Conv to AEW.2A at Fleetlands by 1986; 849Sq/183-R by 19+
18-22mar88 type:AEW2 849Sqn./R-183 embarked HMS Ark Roy+
aew.2 Converted by 1984; 13Feb85 noted RNAS Lee-on-Solent unc+
1996 type:AEW2A embarked aboard HMS Invincible (R05). 8+
28Sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-184 embarked aboard HMS Il+
2000 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183
Conv to ASaC.7, 849Sq HQ Flt/180-CU by Jul 2003; still +
2003 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./CU-180; 2004 type:ASaC7 849Sqn.+
2009 type:ASaC7 849Sqn./180
11jul09 as 849 NAS /180 pictured (pic1) in the flying +
18oct12 as /cu-80 pictured (pic2) (pic3) at RAF Northol+
First Seaking to reach 10,000 flying hours
wa 644 1969 UK XV656 : has.1 HAS.1. ff 13 Jan 1970, dd 4 Feb 1970. 824Sq/052-R Feb +
has.2 Conv to HAS.2 706Sq/593-CU by Aug 1978 still Jul 1979
RN HAS.2 noted 25jul79 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day coded 5+
825Sq/03 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
aew.2 Conv to AEW.2 849 Sq/186 by Aug 1985 still 1986, 849 Sq+
1994 AEW.2A type 849Sqn./CU-187; 1996 still /180
Conv to ASaC.7 849 Sq/185-N Jun 2003
2003 ASaC.7 type 849Sqn./R-185; 2007 still /185
854Sq /85 by Jul 2009; 857Sq /85 by Oct 2009
20jul11 pictured as 849NAS /185 at RNAS Culdrose Air D+
857Sq/185 by May 2014, still Dec 2014
849 NAS detached to RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Oct for Ex JW1+
16aug17 asg 849NAS, was lead aircraft in formation to c+
wa 652 1970 UK XV664 : has.1 RN, Sea King HAS.1 type f/f 06may70, d/d 01jun70; 826Sq+
27May70 handed over to FAA at NASU RNAS Culdrose; 19Jun+
has.2 After conversion to HAS.2 standard; 25Jun77 noted RNAS +
aew.2 After conversion to AEW.2A standard; 25Feb87 noted RNAS+
16may88 pictured(top) as /181 of 849 Squadron HQ Flight+
07Nov90 noted at RNAS Portland coded -.185 of 849 Squad+
28aug98 AEW2A type as 849Sqn /N-86 embarked HMS Invin+
2003 ASaC.7 type 849Sqn /R-187; 2004 still
Aug07 pictured (bot) ASaC7 type with 849 Sqd during RNA+
854Sq /90 by Jul 2009; 857Sq /90 by Oct 2009
06sep17 on the flight deck of Fort Victoria (A387) in C+
wa 659 1970 UK XV671 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 26aug70, d/d 01oct70
noted at RNAS Culdrose Airday 25jul79 coded 413 with 82+
aew.2 conv to AEW.2 type; 1994 706Sqn /N-86; 2001 849Sqn /L-1+
conv to ASaC.7 type; 2003 849Sqn /N-183
11jul09 as as 857 NAS /183 pictured in the flying disp+
wa 660 1970 UK XV672 : has.1 Royal Navy HAS 1 Yeovil f/f 19sep70, d/d 5oct70; serv+
aew.2 18-22mar88 type:AEW.2 849Sqn./R-182 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
1996 AEW.2A type 849 Sqn./82 IFOR
2001 conv to ASaC 7
at HMNB Portsmouth in flying display for Meet Your Navy+
30Jul08 pictured (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose Air Day as 857+
854 NAS/187 by Oct 2012, embarked on HMS Illustrious fo+
26nov14 pictured (pic2) as /87 at RNAS Culdrose
wa 668 1971 UK XV697 : has.1 RN HAS.1, f/f 18Feb71, d/d 10Mar71
has.2a 25Jun77 noted RNAS Yeovilton coded TG.142 of 826Squadro+
824Sq, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 13-14 Aug+
/534-CU (?) noted visiting the RNH on 1 Dec 1980
aew.2 02Jun83 noted RNAY Fleetlands coded-.354 on AEW.2A conv+
18-22mar88 type:AEW.2 849Sqn./R-184 embarked HMS Ark Ro+
1996 AEW2A type at 849Sqn /8
10Sep96 delivered to 849 Squadron, B Flt, HMS Illustrio+
17may97 pictured (pic1) as 849Sqn B flight /183-L on HM+
2003 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./CU-181
22jul10 pictured (pic2) as /81 at Farnborough air show
26nov14 pictured (pic3) as /81 at RNAS Culdrose
10may15 pictured (pic4) as 849Sq/181 aboard HMS Ocean +
19jul15 pictured (pic5) at RIAT 2015
02oct15 type:ASaC7 849NAS./81 tdy 15oct15 at Lossiemout+
14mar16 pictured (pic6) asg 849Sq over Cornwall
wa 678 1971 UK XV707 : has.1 noted at RNAS Culdrose Airday 25jul79 coded 596 with 70+
706Sq /596-CU, participated in Fastnet Race rescue on 1+
has.2 RN; 1983 type:HAS.2 819Sqn./PW-07
aew.2 1993 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./CU-181; 1994 type:AEW2A 849Sqn.+
2005 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./184; 2008 type:ASaC.7 849Sqn./+
24jul13 pictured as /184 at RNAS Culdrose
wa 685 1972 UK XV714 : has.1 RN HAS.1 f/f 15may72, d/d 09jun72
706 Sq Fort Grange Flt / 343-FG Feb 1978 until c Sep 19+
noted at RNAS Culdrose Airday 25jul79 coded 585 with 70+
825Sq/86 landed on mv Atlantic Causeway evening of 13 M+
aew.2 1996 AEW2A type 849 Sqn /N-187 on HMS Invincible (R05)
2003 ASaC.7 type 849 Sqn /R-188; 2004 ASaC.7 type 849 +
Nov13 with 854 NAS on Ops
Apr14 as 854 NAS /88 in Bastion, Afghanistan
19sep14 seen at RNAS Culdrose
26nov14 pictured as /88 at RNAS Culdrose
wa 887 1980 UK ZA126 : has.5 RN, f/f 26aug80, d/d 02oct80
820Sq/012-N, Squadron visit to Yeovilton, 17 Jan 1985
has.6 1994 HAS.6 type 810Sqn./CU-09
24+25jul99 810Sqn./CU-504 Fairford air show
Sea King 849Sq /91 by Jul 2009; to Fleetlands /91 by Oct 2009
02jul11 pictured (top) as 849NAS/91 at RAF Waddington. +
31jan15 still in active service on 849Sq at RNAS Culdro+
10may15 pictured (bot) with 849NAS embarked HMS Ocean a+
wa 945 1985 UK ZD636 : has.5 RN; 1994 810Sqn /CU-702
aew.2 2000 849Sqn /L-183; 2001 849Sqn /L-183
08Jul06 849 NAS B Flt / 182 pictured in the static dis+
ASaC.7 857Sq by Aug 2009; 854Sq /82 by Sep 2009
2011 857Sqn /CU-182
embarked as 857 NAS/182-CU on HMS Ocean during at least+
wa 956 1986 UK ZE418 : has.5 RN, d/d 31Jan86; 27Oct87 noted RNAS Portland and 26Jul8+
26jul88 pictured (top) still as HAS.5 type coded /502 8+
Oct94 as 771Sqn /826 participated SAR meet 94 from Leeu+
aew.2 1996 Approx converted to AEW.2A and noted coded N.186 o+
2009 ASaC7 type 849Sqn /186
28jul09 pictured (middle) at RNAS Culdrose Air Day prev+
849Sq /186, in flying display at Devonport Navy Days 20+
849 NAS/186 embarked HMS Illustrious Oct 2009 at Glasgo+
2011 ASaC7 type 849Sqn./86
24jul13 pictured (bot) as /186 at RNAS Culdrose
wa 958 1986 UK ZE420 : has.5 RN, f/f 09Apr86 Westlands Yeovil; 29Apr86 d/d RN as HAS+
22+23jun90 type:HAS.5 826Sqn./134 Participated with Fle+
04Dec91 noted RNAS Portland coded -.138 of 826Squadron
1992 type:HAS.5 826Sqn./138; 1994 type:HAS.5 706Sqn./CU+
22Jul97 delivered after conversion to AEW.2A standard c+
aew.2 1998 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Illus+
aew.2 28sep99 type:AEW2A 849Sqn./L-183 embarked aboard HMS Il+
2009 type:ASaC.7 857Sqn./189
08feb13 seen at Brize Norton stripped down on 2 trailer+
wa 961 1986 UK ZE422 : has.5 RN; 1996 type:HAS.6 706Sqn./588
28aug98 type:HAS.6 embarked aboard R05 HMS Invincible. +
conv ASaC.7 at AgustaWestland from May 2005 to c Apr 20+
ASaC.7; 854Sq /92 by Jul 2009; 857Sq /92 by Oct 2009
28jul16 as 849 NAS/192 pictured at RNAS Culdrose for Ai+
849 NAS detached to RAF Lossiemouth on 6 Oct for Ex JW1+
13 C/N.

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