2013 by Craig Hoyle – FG London - Australia has accepted its first pair of Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin shipborne helicopters, under a Foreign Military Sales deal signed via the US government in The lead aircraft were received.
Sikorsky (Lockheed-Martin) has delivered the last of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R "Seahawk" (Romeo) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Australian order dated to 2011 and has replaced the ageing fleet of S-70B. The MH-60R is mainly used in the RAN for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface, but also for search and rescue and transport.
The first Royal Australian Navy Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky Seahawk multimission maritime helicopter flying a check flight at Lockheed Martin's Owego, N., facilities on Oct. A total of 24 R models is being purchased by Australia.