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Old 10-27-2020, 07:11 AM   #1
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radar Australia, Singapore further enhance defence relations with CH-47 deck landing


A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter landing on HMAS Adelaide as part of Exercise ‘Sea Wader 2020’. (Commonwealth of Australia/Department of Defence).

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A Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Canberra-class amphibious assault ship has embarked a Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) CH-47 heavy-lift helicopter on its flight deck for the first time, marking a new level of interoperability between the two armed forces.

The aircraft underwent deck landing qualification on HMAS Adelaide (L 01), the RAN’s second Canberra-class vessel, as part of Exercise ‘Sea Wader 2020’, which took place off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

“The ability to operate our largest amphibious vessels with Singapore’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters means we can work together to mobilise and move personnel or supplies at sea, and enhance our combined joint capability”, said Linda Reynolds, Australia’s Minister for Defence, in a statement on 25 October 2020.

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/n...7-deck-landing



Note: 27 OCTOBER 2020

Boost continues for Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
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