Seahawk Soars with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

November 30, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean. After the end of Exercise Malabar, the helicopter supported United States Ships Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer Sterett and guided-missile cruiser Princeton while embedded in Carrier Air Wing 17. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander…

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ASW Skills Put to the Test

October 15, 2020 – It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mark 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area. While the Squadron achieved successful Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedo drops during a 2014 deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre…

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