First Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
The first interim maritime helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone, a variant of the Sikorsky S-92, arrived at 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S. recently to support training of Canadian Forces aircrew and technicians for the Maritime Helicopter Project.
The helicopter will be operated by the Canadian Forces Air Command for the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, and will conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW), surveillance, and search and rescue (SAR) missions from Canadian warships. It will also provide tactical transport for national and international security efforts. Delivery of the 28 CH-148s ordered with full capability is to be completed in 2013.
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