PHOTOS: HMAS Adelaide carries out first-of-class flight trials with MH-60R Romeo

The Royal Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide (L01) has recently conducted First of Class Flight trials with the Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo anti-submarine naval helicopter.

The trials will determine the safe operating limits of the Romeo helicopters on the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) in a range of sea states and wind speeds at both day and night.

Defence says that the training is essential and ensures Navy maintains its readiness to conduct Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations in support of the Australian public and our neighbours.

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Jarryd Jinks marshals embarked MH-60 Romeo helicopter ‘COBRA 15’, as it prepares to land onboard HMAS Adelaide during First of Class Flight Trials.
Embarked MH-60 Romeo helicopter ‘COBRA 15’, lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during First of Class Flight Trials.
Aviation Support Sailors are marshalled away from HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MH-60 Romeo helicopter ‘COBRA 15’, after lashing it to the deck, during First of Class Flight Trials.

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