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Royal New Zealand Navy seasprite

3 operational SH-2F Seasprite airframes and 1 source of spares to replace the Westland Wasp in service with the RNZN, under the auspices of 3 Squadron, RNZAF. First arrived in Aug 1997 at Hobsonville and the other 3 followed that Dec as an interim step prior to delivery of the SH-2G Super Seasprite. Use began from Feb 1998 and the SH-2F was retired in 2001 as SH-2Gs began arriving. The airframes were returned to Kaman to support the SH-2G programme. Kaman donated 1 example to the RNZAF Museum.
Initial order for 5 SH-2G Super Seasprites as a permanent replacement for the martime Wasp, after type selection in Mar 1997 and following temporary use of a smaller number of SH-2F Seasprites. Delivered between  Jun 2001 and Mar 2003, initially for use from the ANZAC Class frigates HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and HMNZS Te Mana (F111) and their shore base.
In May 2012 was made a new order for 11 (finally 10) SH-2G (I) and a flight simulator from the cancelled Australian Seasprite project. Eight will replace the current 5 SH-2G (NZ) and the other two for spare parts. Expected all delivered by 2016.

The original five SH-2G(NZ) were sold to the Peruvian Navy in October 2014.

New SH-2G(I) allocated to STU (Seasprite Transition Unit) by 2015


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First Mission for New SH-2G (I) Seasprite, 15-Sep-16 : New Zealand ’s newly acquired SH-2G(I) Seasprite first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) resupply the Kermadec Islands

New Zealand Commences SH-2G(I) Simulator Training, 17-Nov-15 : CAE commenced the provision of maintenance and support services on the New Zealand Defence Force s (NZDF) SH-2G(I) helicopter training devices.

New Seasprites Formally Handed over to New Zealand, 06-Mar-15 : Heli-Expo 2015 New Kaman SH-2G(I) Seasprite helicopters were handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force in a ceremony at RNZAF Base Auckland. The SH-2G(I) replaces the SH-2G model.

New Zealand Accepted First SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite, 01-Dec-14 : Kaman announced that New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) accepted the first SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter at Kaman facility in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Scheduled to arrive Auckland in early 2015

CAE launches Medallion-6000 image generator, 01-Dec-14 : At the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference I/ITSEC 2014, CAE launched its next generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator.

CAE training devices for New Zealand SH-2G, 21-Oct-14 : CAE will perform updates to an existing SH-2G(I) Full Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS) and a Part Task Trainer (PTT) as part of New Zealand Defence Force acquisition of ten SH-2G(I) helicopters from Kaman Corporation

Kaman New Zealand SH-2G(I) Achieves First Flight, 15-Apr-14 : BLOOMFIELD, Conn, USA - Kaman Aerospace announced today that the first New Zealand government NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter began production flight testing at Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut facility.

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Units

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2005/nowRoyal New Zealand Air Force
6 squadron
Whenuapai
1997/05Royal New Zealand Air Force
3 squadron
Ohakea
Whenuapai
Wigram
Hobsonville Airbase


Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    191 SH-2F 1983     NZ3441: ex BuNo 161641
United States Naval Aviation 161641: xfer NZ
    236 SH-2F     NZ3442: RNZAF, BuNo 162585; preserved RNZAF Museum
United States Naval Aviation 162585: USN
    121 UH-2B     NZ3443: RNZN, SH-2F type, ex BuNo 150171
United States Naval Aviation 150171: 1969 UH-2B type asg HC-2 Det.38 /HU.25

29jun69 seen as HC-2 /HU.25 at Nice airport, France whe+

02apr76 pictured on USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) with HS+

1977 SH-2F type asg HSL-33

1993 SH-2F type HSL-94 /NW-27
    104 UH-2B     NZ3444: RNZN, SH-2F type, ex BuNo 150154. prob spares
United States Naval Aviation 150154: 1966-67 UH-2B asg HC-1 Det.E /UP-40 on USS Ticonderoga +

1968/9 UH-2C type pictured with HC-1 Det19 Pacific Flee+

UH-2C type asg HC-7 /VH-26

1989 SH-2F type HSL-36./HY-337

22jun90 SH-2F type HSL-36 /HY-337 on USS Stark (FFG-31)
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    NZ01 SH-2G     NZ3601: SH-2G(NZ) K-894 type d/d aug01
Peruvian Navy ?: Peruvian Navy
    NZ02 SH-2G     NZ3602: SH-2G(NZ) K-894 type d/d Jan03 as NZ3452
Peruvian Navy ?: Peruvian Navy
    NZ03 SH-2G     NZ3603: SH-2G(NZ) K-894 type d/d Dec01 as NZ3453
Peruvian Navy ?: Peruvian Navy
    NZ04 SH-2G     NZ3604: SH-2G(NZ) K-894 type d/d Aug01 as NZ3454
Peruvian Navy ?: Peruvian Navy
    NZ05 SH-2G     NZ3605: 27may08 pictured taking off from HMNZS Te-Mana (F 111) durin+
Peruvian Navy ?: Peruvian Navy
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    246 SH-2G     NZ3611: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 163210: 2nd new built SH-2G. AMARC unk. Australia

Royal Australian Navy N29-163210: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 852, test serial N351KA; rtn t+

Kaman N167KM: Kaman NZ SH-2G(I) from Mar14
    106 UH-2B     NZ3612: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 150156: USN, built as UH-2B type

1968 as UH-2C type, HC-1 /UP-86 Det.64 USS Constellatio+

1970/71 pictured as UH-2C type HC-1 /NP-005 on USS Hanc+

1974-78 as SH-2F HSL-34 Det.3 with modex green checker +

Royal Australian Navy N29-150156: RAN SH-2G(A) /843 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N319AK: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    224 SH-2F     NZ3613: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 161913: USN

Royal Australian Navy N29-161913: Rebuilt as SH-2G(A). RAN 848, test serial N351KA; rtn t+

Kaman N244KM: Kaman NZ SH-2G(I) from Mar14
    206 SH-2F     NZ3614: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 161656: USN; 07feb94 to AMARC/8H0066

Kaman N356KA: Kaman, conv to SH-2G(A)

Royal Australian Navy N29-161656: RAN SH-2G(A) /840 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N314KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    189 UH-2B     NZ3615: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 152205: USN; conv to SH-2F; AMARC/8H0027

Royal Australian Navy N29-152205: RAN SH-2G(A) /? from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N332KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    166 UH-2B     NZ3616: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 151329: USN; conv to SH-2F; Aug84 pictured with HSL-30 airlifti+

SAR Crewman AE2 Harter was the one hoisting this victim+

AMARC/8H00033

ex HSL-30. Arrived AMARC 28 May 1993, departed 15 Jul 1+

Royal Australian Navy N29-151329: RAN SH-2G(A) /846 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N424KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    225 SH-2F     NZ3617: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 161914: USN built as SH-2F; 18apr88 pictured as HSL-33 /TF-22; +

Royal Australian Navy N29-161914: RAN SH-2G(A) /849 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N523KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    110 UH-2B     NZ3618: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 150160: USN; conv UH-2C; 1970/71 as HC-1 Det7 /006 on Westpac c+

Royal Australian Navy N29-150160: RAN SH-2G(A) /844 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N654KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    147 UH-2B     NZ3619: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 151310: USN; conv UH-2C; 1969 pictured as HC-1 /006 on Westpac +

Royal Australian Navy N29-151310: RAN SH-2G(A) /845 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N705KM: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
    75 UH-2A     NZ3620: SH-2G(I) type; Nov15 RNZAF 6Sqn
United States Naval Aviation 149773: USN; conv SH-2F; to AMARC/8H0029

HH-2C type as HC-7 /VH-20 unk

Royal Australian Navy N29-149773: RAN SH-2G(A) /842 from Feb01; 20mar08 rtn to Kaman

Kaman N318KA: Kaman from Mar14, conv to SH-2G(I)
10

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