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  • Del'd: 24 - 2013 to present

    Fleet Air Arm (RAN) MH-60R Seahawk

    On June 16, 2011 was announced Australia signed a Letter of Acceptance (a formal agreement with the US Navy) for the purchase of 24 MH-60R Seahawks with first expected deliveries by 2014. Australia is already a S-70B Seahawk user since 1989.
    Lockheed-Martin completed first Australian cockpit in February 2013 and the first 2 aircraft were delivered on December.
    In October 2014, the first MH-60R arrived to Australia after almost a year of training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
    In September 2016, the 24th, and final, was delivered in a ceremony held at RANAS Nowra.
    On October 14, 2021, an MH-60R from HMAS Brisbane (DDGH-41) ditched in the Philippine Sea. The 3-crew rescued with minor injuries.
    In 2022, RAN orders additional 12 helicopters.

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    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2015/    816 Squadron Nowra
    2013/    725 Squadron Nowra
    US NAS Jacksonville


    DDG Hobart class
    FF Anzac class
    AO Sycamore class

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