The Royal Australian Navy has a suite of nine simulators supporting a fleet of 24 MH60R helicopters. Kate Warner visited the site at HMAS Albatross in Nowra.
Be Aggressive’, the motto of the 725 Squadron of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), reflects the determined and progressive approach they’ve taken to training the aircrews and maintainers of the RAN’s newest and most potent aircraft, the MH60R Seahawk naval combat helicopter.
This next-generation submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter, packed full of advanced technology, demands a next-generation training facility to ensure its crew is thoroughly versed in its combat potential.
Based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales, the Seahawk Simulator and Warfare Centre (SSWC) is a completely integrated, state-of-the-art training facility, custom-built to train the aircrews and maintainers of the fleet of 24 MH60Rs, known as ‘Romeo’.
But this multi-mission maritime helicopter is anything but a sweet talker.