Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: Navy Industry news View post tag: Duo View post tag: Romeo View post tag: Australian The delivery of Sea Hawk Romeo helicopters, which are replacing the Navy’s ‘Classic’ Sea Hawk, was achieved on budget and six months ahead of schedule. The initial aircraft will be joined by five more until the end of the year. The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin were delivered to the Defence Material Organisation (DMO) in early December 2013.According to Commanding Officer of NUSQN 725, Commander David Frost the helicopters’ primary usage will be in the anti submarine and anti-surface warfare by providing an air-to-surface missile capability.“Since acceptance of the first two aircraft in December, we have commenced a graduated flying program, building on the skills, techniques, and tactics that were taught during Operational Flying Training with the United States Navy.”“We will continue to consolidate our skills over the next 12 months prior to returning to Australia to commence operations at Naval Air Station Nowra, New South Wales, late in 2014,” said Commander Frost.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 27, 2014; Image: RAN View post tag: News by topic The Royal Australian Navy’s NUSQN 725 squadron took delivery of the first MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopter duo at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony on Friday, January 24th at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Seahawk Romeo Helicopter Duo Handed Over to Australian Navy View post tag: overcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Helicopter NUSQN 725 POSE AT ‘IN SERVICE DATE’ CEREMONY View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Seahawk View post tag: Handed January 27, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms Paris Saint-Germain departure

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.The striker, who was named France’s Player of the Year for a record third time on Sunday, is out of contract this summer.And in a message on his official Twitter account, Ibrahimovic said: “”My last game tomorrow [Saturday] at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend.”In a statement on PSG’s website, he added: “I am very proud of the last four years. I loved every day I spent here. PSG has become a star club internationally and I played a key role moving it forward.”It is now the right time for me to take a different path. I would like to thank my team-mates, the technical staff and all the people in the club.”My heart is with the fans. They were amazing from the first day I came here. They are the best fans in France. It is not a farewell but only an au revoir. I came like a king, I leave like a legend, but I will be back.”    The Sweden international will leave PSG having won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, most recently this season, and as the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 152 goals.His last home match for PSG will be against Nantes on Saturday, but his final appearance is likely to be on May 21 when PSG face Marseille in the French Cup final at the Stade de France.Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president and CEO, paid tribute to the departing striker, who will return to join the management of the club in a position of responsibility after his playing career ends.”I am extremely proud of having welcomed Ibra in Paris and I’m now looking forward to the prospect of working with him again when he finishes his career,” Al-Khelaifi said. “He will always be home at Paris Saint-Germain.” PSG boss Laurent Blanc had retained hope his talisman would stay put, but he will now become a free agent with a return to AC Milan or a move Stateside to join LA Galaxy possible options.In February he hinted at a Premier League switch when he said he is “in shape” for a move to England.A month later when asked about a possible move to the Premier League, he added: “Yes, there is interest. I can confirm that but we have to see where it leads.” Ibrahimovic started his career in his homeland with Malmo and went on to also win league titles in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain.—last_img read more