This audit would assess the Department of Defence’s administration of the sustainment and capability assurance programs for the Royal Australian Navy’s Seahawk Romeo helicopters.

The Royal Australian Navy operates 24 Seahawk Romeo helicopters. The aircraft are sustained by the Maritime Helicopter Support Company, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation administered through a United States Foreign Military Sales agreement. The Seahawk Romeo Capability Assurance Program (SEA 5510 Phase 1) operates within a cooperative framework with the United States Navy to continuously upgrade the 24 Romeo helicopters.