Canada accepts six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters
19 Jun 2015
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a major step closer to operating a new world-class maritime helicopter fleet with the official acceptance of six CH-148 Cyclones on June 19, 2015.
The aircraft accepted today will be based at 12 Wing and are being used for training and testing with RCAF personnel. In its final configuration, the Cyclones will be capable of a full range of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and utility missions in various environments and will be one of the most capable maritime helicopters in the world.
The CH-148 Cyclone will replace the CH-124 Sea King as Canada’s main ship-borne maritime helicopter.After more than 50 years of distinguished service, the first two Sea Kings will be retired later this year. The Sea King fleet will continue operations until 2018 to allow for the transition to the Cyclone fleet.