MH-60R Seahawk Romeos

MH-60R Seahawk Romeos

The MH-60R Seahawk Romeo naval combat helicopter has been ordered for use in the Fleet Air Arm. Acquisition of 24 Romeos means that Navy will have the capacity to provide simultaneously at least eight warships with a combat helicopter, including Anzac Class frigates and the new air warfare destroyers. The remainder will be based at HMAS Albatross at Nowra, New South Wales.

The helicopters will be equipped with sophisticated combat systems designed to employ Hellfire air-to-surface missile and the Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedo.

Manufacturer:Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin
Type: naval combat helicopter
Delivery: Navy to fly 24 helicopters from shore base HMAS Albatross at Nowra, Anzac Class frigates and the new air warfare destroyers
Crew: three
Engine: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines
Speed: 270 km/h (max)
Range: 800 km