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SH-2G Super Seasprite (Wallpaper 2)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SH-2G Super Seasprite, Helicopter Wallpaper 2
image dimensions : 1092 x 682
SH-2G Super Seasprite (Wallpaper 2)
2. Photo wallpaper gallery of SH-2G Super Seasprite, multirolle helicopter. 2. SH-2G Super Seasprite pictures and images collection.
The SH-2G Super Seasprite, manufactured by Kaman Aerospace, was the US Navy's front-line intermediate-weight helicopter. 16 SH-2G helicopters were operational in two US Navy squadrons, HSL-94 and HSL-84. First flight of the SH-2G was in 1985 and it entered service with the US Navy in 1993. The SH-2G Super Seasprite was retired from service with the US Navy Air Reserve in May 2001. The Super Seasprite SH-2G can be equipped for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), over-the-horizon-targeting airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM), surveillance, search and rescue (SAR) and covert operations. The Australian Navy ordered 11 aircraft for Anzac Class frigates in 1997 under a A$667m contract. Deliveries began in January 2001 and ten were delivered by February 2007. The Australian SH-2G(A) is fitted with the Northrop Grumman (formerly Litton) integrated tactical avionics system (ITAS), digital automatic flight control system and Penguin missile. The SH-2G(A) received provisional acceptance into service in October 2003. The helicopters were grounded in May 2006, after problems with the flight control system and ITAS software. A review of the programme was initiated in May 2006 and, in May 2007, the RAN decided to continue with the project rather than pursue alternatives. However in March 2008, the RAN finally announced the cancellation of the programme. The helicopters were returned to Kaman for possible sale to another customer. Any profits obtained will be shared between Kaman and the Australian Government. The SH-2G(I) Seasprite is the latest version of the SH-2G Super Seasprite. It was displayed at the Black Sea Defence and Aerospace Exhibition and Conference held in Bucharest, Romania in September 2008 to attract potential international customers. The New Zealand Navy ordered five aircraft in 1997, for two Anzac frigates and the Leander Class frigate, HMNZS Canterbury under a NZ$12m contract. Deliveries began in 2001, and were completed in March 2003 and all five have entered service. The New Zealand SH-2G is armed with Maverick missiles.


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