News about Westland Sea King
Camcopter Drone Tested by Norwegian Coast Guard, 07-Oct-19 : #drones Schiebel demonstrated the shipboard integration for search and rescue and surveillance missions of its Camcopter S-100 drone on board the Norwegian Coast Guard’ KV Svalbard and in cooperation with a Sea King helicopter
Indian Navy Helicopters on Australian Ships, 06-May-19 : #AUSINDEX India and Australia highlighted their navies’ interoperability during AUSINDEX in the Bay of Bengal with their Sea King, Chetak (Alouette III), MRH90 and MH-60R Seahawk helicopters
Sea King Flypast Ends 49 Years of Service, 25-Sep-18 : #SeaKing Royal Navy retires their last Sea King, the Mk7 ASAC, with a 849 Squadron 3-hour flypast. Will be replaced by the Merlin Crowsnest next year
Pakistan Navy New Sea Kings Refurbishment, 08-Jun-17 : Pakistan Navy acquired 7 former Royal Navy Sea Kings. Three are being refurbished by Vector Aerospace at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, UK in order to return to service
German Navy Sea King Simulator Upgrade, 16-May-17 : CAE announced at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC) that completed a major upgrade on the German Navy’s Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator located at Nordholz Naval Airbase
Koksijde SAR Meet 2016, 07-Oct-16 : Belgium with Austria, Germany and Poland taking part of Search and Rescue SAR Meet 2016 at Koksijde, October 10-14
Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings Leave Culdrose, 12-Apr-16 : Royal Navy last three SAR Sea King flew from RNAS Culdrose base to HMS Sultan in Gosport. 771 Naval Air Squadron was formally decommissioned at the end of March and their tasks assigned to civilians
Royal Navy Retired Sea King HC.4, 24-Mar-16 : Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm decommissioned 848 Naval Air Squadron and retired the Junglie Westland Sea King HC.4 with a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton
Royal Navy Scotland SAR Final Farewell Fly-Past, 11-Jan-16 : Royal Navy Search and Rescue (SAR) Flight, HMS Gannet, are set to say “so-long Scotland” with a final farewell fly-past.
771 Naval Air Squadron Farewell Flight, 21-May-15 : Royal Navy 771 Naval Air Squadron celebrates their 76th birthday with a Sea King formation around the west coast of Cornwall. Will hand over its SAR duties at the end of the year
Royal Navy Give SAR Sea King Final MOT, 13-Feb-15 : Royal Navy Reservists from RNAS Culdrose have started the very last ever “Flying-MOT” scheduled maintenance of a Sea King Mk 5 before the aircraft is retired from service next year.
Australian Sea Kings shipped to UK, 01-Apr-14 : Shoalhaven residents had a last glimpse of 817 Squadron’s fleet of Sea King helicopters as the aircraft made their final journey from HMAS Albatross, on what was a suitably sombre, grey and rainy day.
|Elbit new simulator for naval Sea King, 04-Nov-13 : Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today the commissioning of the newest full Flight simulator serving Seaking naval helicopter aircrews.|
|Serco to maintain RAF Sea Kings, 24-Apr-13 : Serco has been awarded a contract extension by AgustaWestland Ltd to assist them in maintaining the fleet of Sea King aircraft for the Ministry of Defence under their Integrated Operational Support Contract.|
RAN sells last Sea Kings, 29-Jan-13 : Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Navy’s remaining Sea King helicopters will be sold to Aerospace Logistics (ASL).
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| 20-Dec-12 - AW Sea King SKIOS contract |
05-Apr-12 - RAN Sea King 07 arrives at Fleet Air Arm Museum
29-Feb-12 - Sea King move heralds major lifesaving exhibition
15-Dec-11 - Sea Kings and 817 Squadron make their Final Flight
29-Nov-11 - Search and rescue fleet replacement
17-Nov-11 - Dual-Input Christie Matrix StIM Projectors for helicopter training
02-Nov-11 - Sea Kings home in UK after four-week transport operation
12-Oct-11 - Commando Sea Kings return from Afghanistan after four years
08-Sep-11 - Australia selling off its last Sea Kings