An Australian Submarine and a Navy MRH-90 Taipan conducted personnel transfers at sea. These transfers allow for RAN Submariners to practice transferring personnel to rotary wing assets whilst underway. This type of exercise or “sortie” also gives RAN aircrew the opportunity to refine their skills in winching personnel onto a moving and very confined area such as a submarine’s forward casing or bow.
The Multi Role Helicopter (MRH) is the Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Support Helicopter, which replaced the SK50 Seaking. The introduction of the MRH90 has greatly increased and improved capability, agility and availability to meet the RAN’s and ADF requirements.