2009 to present

  • Fleet Air Arm (RAN) MRH90 Taipan
  • Fleet Air Arm (RAN) MRH90 Taipan cockpit

The NH90 was tested by the Royal Australian Navy for a replacement for the SH-60B but lost in competiton against the Sikorsky MH-60R which was selected in June 2011. Instead 808 Naval Air Squadron was reactivated with six MRH90 Taipan in the logistics support role

It was the NFH that was in competition with the MH-60R to replace the Australian fleet of S-70B-2 Seahawks. The MRH90 was originally seelcted to replace the Army's S-70A-9 Blackhawks, but the order was increased to also replace a squadron of 6 SK50A/B Sea Kings to perform the Maritime Support role.

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Australian DST Ensure Safe MRH90 Operations, 04-May-17 : Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group has provide technical advice after the MRH90 helicopter experienced a series of serious incidents since its introduction into service

HMAS Canberra Initial Operational Capability, 31-Aug-15 : The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability (IOC).

Australian Army Training with Navy MRH90, 05-Jun-15 : Royal Australian Navy s MRH90 helicopter from 808 Squadron has recently supported their Army colleagues from 8 Brigade during training serials at Singleton Barracks.

Australian Operation Pacific Assist 2015, 30-Mar-15 : Australian humanitarian assistance continues to flow into the most heavily affected areas by Cyclone Pam of Vanuatu. More than 500 ADF personnel are deployed as part of Operation Pacific Assist 2015

Australia 808 Squadron reactivated with MRH-90, 11-Jul-13 : The Navy’s newest Squadron - 808 - was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm on 11 July, in a traditional ceremony at HMAS Albatross.


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2011/now808 squadron Nowra

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    1079     A40-002: 1079/TAUA02; RAN 2009
    1114     A40-006: 1114/TAUA06; 27aug11 pictured (pic1) at the Australian Defen+
    1159     A40-008: 1159/TAUA08; RAN 2009-2011
Australian Army A40-008: Army from Feb11 5 Avn Regt
    1190 2011     A40-009: 1190/TAUA09, for 808 Sqn
    1196     A40-011: 1196/TAUA11; Feb11 RAN 808Sqn
Australian Army A40-011: Mar16 pictured asg 5 Avn Regt in Fiji for relief operat+
    1189     A40-013: 1189/TAUA13; Feb13 RAN 808Sqn
Australian Army A40-013: 28feb17 on display at Avalon 2017
    1200     A40-017: 1200/TAUA17; 2013 808sq
    1202     A40-019: 1202/TAUA19; 2014 808sq
    1235     A40-021: 1235/TAUA21; 2014 808sq
    1236     A40-022: 1236/TAUA22; 2013 808sq
    1254     A40-025: 1254/TAUA25; 2014 808sq
    1255     A40-026: 1255/TAUA26; 2014 808sq
    1263     A40-027: 1263/TAUA27; 2014 5 Avn Regt
        A40-028: TAUA28; 2014 asg 808 Sqn
Australian Army A40-028: 22mar16 asg 5 Avn Regt in Fiji Taveuni Island for rel+
        A40-029: ?/TAUA29, RAN 808 Squadron; 09jul15 pictured on USS Ashland +
    1270     A40-030: 1270/TAUA30; RAN; 05jun15 with 808 Sqn at Singleton, NSW

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