Romeo: “Passed” Greece and the third state-of-the-art anti-submarine helicopter – Impressive images

The third state-of-the-art anti-submarine type MH-60 Romeo arrived in Greece. Training begins in his three new “camaria” . It was received by the Navy executives of the third state-of-the-art anti-submarine MH-60 Romeo type helicopter in the morning at 112 Battle Wing in Elefsina. This completed the first batch of receiving the new helicopters from our Navy. The third Romeo arrived exactly the same way as the first two, namely with a ferocious American aircraft type C-17 Globemaster. The countdown now begins to fly within the next 24 hours into their new “roof” at the Navy helicopter base at the Kotroni Marathon. The process of joining the Fleet already Romeo helicopters “PN-75” and “PN-77” have been assembled by the technicians of the 2nd Helicopter Squadron, which is expected to be done with the third to carry out some technical tests and flights in Elefsina and then move all together by the Greek flying men to Marathon. The goal is not to lose a single day so that the training of flying and technicians will begin immediately in the new acquisition of the Navy. At the same time the race continues in Kotroni to complete the construction work of the new substantial in which the new Romeos will be housed. According to the design, it will be completed by summer as the Navy will expect to receive another four new Romeo likely in February 2025 to reach total seven. Upon receiving the seven new helicopters the fleet’s “hunters” reach a total of eighteen, if all eleven S-70 Aegean Hawk-type helicopters are added. What the Navy seeks Romeo’s first crews as well as technicians who were trained and certified in the US by the construction company Sikorsky will in turn take on an instructor role so that the number of crews and technicians can be increased in order to be able to staff and support all seven Romeos. A large bet is the support of the state-of-the-art helicopters, as the Navy wants to avoid problems that it faced in the past with the S-70s, which resulted in reduced availability. The aim is to follow the modernisation stages in the next few years exactly as will be done with helicopters operating for the U.S. Navy (U. S Navy). source: Onalert.gr – Reportage: Kostas Sarikas