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NH Industries MRH90 Taipan
australia Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

Fleet Air Arm (RAN) MRH90 Taipan

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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Twelve More MH-60R Seahawks for Australia

Twelve More MH-60R Seahawks for Australia

21-Sep-22 - As part of SEA 9100 Phase 1 (Improved Embarked Logistics Support Helicopter Capability), the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive 12 new Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks helicopters in 2025/2026 to replace the MRH90 #Seahawks
Australia MRH90 Grounded Again

Australia MRH90 Grounded Again

21-Jun-21 - With the multi-national Talisman Sabre military exercise to begin in Queensland, the Australian Defence Force grounded its MRH90 helicopter fleet as a safety precaution
Australia Assists Fiji after Cyclone Yasa

Australia Assists Fiji after Cyclone Yasa

25-Jan-21 - Royal Australian Navy (RAN) MRH-90 Taipan helicopters from HMAS Adelaide delivered humanitarian aid supplies to Fijian communities that had been cut off by the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa #CycloneYasa
Australian DST Ensure Safe MRH90 Operations

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
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