The MH-60R Seahawk is the Navy's next generation submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter. Secondary roles include search and rescue, logistics support, personnel transport and medical evacuation.
The Australian Government approved the acquisition of 24 MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ naval combat helicopters. Navy will have the capacity to provide at least eight warships with a combat helicopter at the same time, including Anzac Class frigates and the new Air Warfare Destroyers. The remainder will be based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales, and will be in various stages of the regular maintenance and training cycle.
|Anti-submarine/Anti-surface/Search and Rescue helicopter
|245 nautical miles
|2 x General Electric T700-GE-401
|816 Squadron and 725 Squadron
Search and rescue