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  • Del'd: 18 - 1966 to 2022


    Arma Aerea de la Armada Española S-61 H-3

    Arma Aerea de la Armada Española S-61 H-3
    Delivered in 4 batches between 1966 and 1981, 9 of the remaining 12 airframes were upgraded to SH-3D (SAR) standard, while 3 were brought up to SH-3G (AEW) with the addition of the Searchwater radar in a retractable dustbin on the starboard side. By Autumn 2005, most of the anti-submarine fleet had completed a conversion to the transport / assault role with the removal of the ASW sensor/attack equipment and the addition of troop litters and an externally mounted cargo hook.

    1st batch Z.9-1/Z.9-6 (BuNos 153532/153537)
    2nd batch Z.9-7/Z.9-8 (BuNos 158724/158725)
    3st batch Z.9-9/Z.9-12 (BuNos 159053/153556)
    4th batch HS.9-13/HS.9-18 (BuNos 161207/161212)

    After retirement in 2022 six airframes were donated to the Peruvian Navy.

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    Spanish Navy Retires Sea King, 26-Jun-22 : #SeaKing After more than 55 years of service and over 100,000 flight hours, the Spanish Navy retired the last Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters

    Spanish Amphibious Exercise GRUFLEX 61, 14-Nov-16 : 1,200 Spanish marines, elements from the Spanish Army and Air Force along the Portuguese Navy taking part of amphibious exercise GRUFLEX 61 in Cadiz and the Balearic Islands

    Spanish Special Forces at SOFEX-16, 17-Jun-16 : Spanish Navy Assault Ship Castilla participated in the joint Navy/Army special forces exercise SOFEX 16


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1966/22eslla 005 Rota

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