Recoverable Torpedo Exercise


A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron, Nowra, during a recoverable torpedo exercise with a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo, off the coast of Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

816 Squadron is Navy’s operational support squadron for the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ maritime combat helicopter. The squadron can deploy up to eight flights embarked in Navy’s fleet of Hobart class destroyers and Anzac class frigates, providing a ship or task group with an enhanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capability. The crew, consisting of the Aircraft Captain, Mission Commander and Sensor Operator, combine to maximise the employment of the Romeo.

Australian Department of Defence

September 24, 2020