The Søværnets Helikopter Tjeneste (naval helicopter service) was formed at Vaerlose in 1977 from the Naval Flight of the Air Force Esk.722. It was originally to become Esk.728 but recognition of the importance of the maritime concept led to the Service creation, against a climate of consolidation in the Danish forces.
In Jan 2004 the Service became a squadron in its own right and moved to Karup, to operate helicopters from the maritime assets of the Danish combined forces. It transferred back to the RDAF as Esk.723 on 1 Jan 2011.
Danish Retires Lynx. MH-60R First Deployment, 14-Dec-17 : Denmark retires the Westland Lynx in use since 1980 with a last flight at Karup and starts first deployment of MH-60R Seahawk aboard a Thetis class frigate to the Faroe Islands and Greenland
Danish New MH-60R Seahawk Landed on Frigate, 15-Jun-16 : New Danish MH-60R Seahawk helicopter landed aboard a Iver Huitfeldt class frigate on their delivery ceremony
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|SNIA SE3160 Alouette III||8||1977||1982|
List of Aircraft
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|SE3160 Alouette III||1019||1962||M-019 : RDN d/d 08jun62 last flight 01dec82;
to civ as HB-XOE |
: Esk 722, in Culdrose Air Show, Static Display 25 Jul 1979
|SE3160 Alouette III||1030||1962||M-030 : RDN d/d 08jun62;
Jun78 pictured with Esk.722 at Vaerlose;
11nov81 ... |
|SE3160 Alouette III||1070||1962||M-070 : RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 21feb80; preserved at Marine Museum A ... |
|SE3160 Alouette III||1071||1962||M-071 : RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 01dec82;
to civ as HB-XNZ |
|SE3160 Alouette III||1072||1962||M-072 : RDN d/d 23jan63 last flight 12feb82; to civ |
|SE3160 Alouette III||1388||1966||M-388 : RDN d/d 19jan67 last flight 22aug80; preserved at Egeskov Veteran ... |
: in storage at Osterbrogades Kaserne, until transferred to Danmark ...
: short residence at Danmarks Tekniske Museum, before moving to Dan ...
: on display at Danmarks Flyvemuseum Jun 1989 until it closed in 19 ...
|SE3160 Alouette III||1438||1967||M-438 : RDN d/d 10apr67 last flight 09jun81; to civ |
|SE3160 Alouette III||1439||1967||M-439 : RDN d/d 10apr67 last flight 13may82; to civ HB-XOF |
|Lynx mk23||035||1977||S-035 : ex Argentine Navy. RDN del. 1987 helicopter used as flight simula ... |
|Lynx mk80||134||1980||S-134 : RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 425 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||425||2003||S-134 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk80 c/n 134; 17feb09 pictured (pic1) with HDMS ... |
|Lynx mk80||142||1980||S-142 : RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 418 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||418||2003||S-142 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk80 c/n 142 |
|Lynx mk80||170||1980||S-170 : RDN; w/o 14jun97 during airshow at Goraszka, Poland; rebuilt as ... |
|Super Lynx mk90b||410||2001||S-170 : RDN from 2004 new fuselage avionics from c/n 170 lynx mk80 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||439||2004||S-175 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk80 c/n 175 |
|Lynx mk80||175||1980||S-175 : RDN; 13+14jun92 Esk722 |
: RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 439
|Lynx mk80||181||1980||S-181 : RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 411 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||411||2002||S-181 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk80 c/n 181 |
|Lynx mk80||187||1980||S-187 : RDN; w/o 20feb87 near Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands; ex G-17-21 |
|Lynx mk80||191||1980||S-191 : RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 409 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||409||2000||S-191 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk80 c/n 191 |
|Lynx mk80||196||1981||S-196 : RDN; w/o 14sep85 ditched 8m South of Mon island, Baltic Sea. No c ... |
|Super Lynx mk90b||434||2004||S-249 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk90 c/n 249 |
|Lynx mk87||249||1982||S-249 : RDN d/d 1987; 2004 rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 434 |
|Lynx mk90||256||1982||S-256 : RDN. rebuilt as Mk90B c/n 438 |
|Super Lynx mk90b||438||2004||S-256 : RDN. rebuilt from Mk90 c/n 256 |
: 25Jul08 pictured at HMNB Portsmouth for Meet Your Navy 2008, aboa ...
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