Australian Navy MH-60r Romeo Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo
In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, Australia NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC).
In a Royal Australian Navy first, a total of three Mk 54 torpedos were employed against dynamic targets provided by United States Navy staff at the AUTEC range.
NUSQN 725 aircrews were required to utilise all available MH-60R sensors to localise, track, and correctly classify these targets prior to being given approval for the weapon release. defense-studies