HMAS Sydney Notches Up Another Milestone

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Notches View post tag: milestone HMAS Sydney closes up its flight deck team as an MH-60R (Romeo) from Helicopter Strike Squadron 77 from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington makes its approach.To the casual observer this might appear to be just another helicopter about to land on the flight deck of an Australian warship, but to those in the know in HMAS Sydney, this was different.According to HMAS Sydney’s Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Brinckmann, this landing was to be one for the books.“This was definitely the first scheduled MH-60R Deck Landing Practice (DLPS) conducted on an Australian FFG in the Sea of Japan in 2013,” CMDR Brinckmann said. He also went on to say that more than likely this was the first set of DLPS conducted with an MH-60R on an Australian FFG, but didn’t quite have the evidence to back up the claim.Australia is scheduled to commission 725 Squadron operating the Romeo aircraft from 2015. There are approximately 112 Navy personnel in Florida, USA learning to operate and maintain the aircraft. The CO of NUSQN 725 (as it is known before commissioning) Commander David Frost, known by his former flying call-sign ‘Shake ‘n’ Bake’, stated that the aircraft is state of the art and a real game changer in surface and sub-surface warfare.[mappress]Press Release, May 20, 2013. Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Sydney Notches Up Another Milestone View post tag: Defence View post tag: Sydney View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: HMAS View post tag: ANOTHER May 20, 2013 View post tag: up View post tag: Defense HMAS Sydney Notches Up Another Milestone View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Yashasvi Jaiswal Youngest to Score Double Hundred in List A Cricket

first_imgAlur: Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on Wednesday scripted history as he became the youngest batsman in the world to score a double century in List A cricket.At 17 years and 292 days, Yashasvi scored 203 runs during the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group A match between Mumbai and Jharkhand.His 154-ball inning, which was studded with 17 fours and 12 sixes, helped Mumbai post 358/3 at the KSCA Cricket Ground.This was his third century in the ongoing tournament. He has so far amassed 585 runs in five matches and is also the leading run-scorer of Vijay Hazare Trophy, taking over from Tamil Nadu’s Baba Aparajith.With this feat, Yashasvi has also become the seventh Indian cricketer to score a double century in List A cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma (thrice), Shikhar Dhawan, VK Kaushal, and Sanju Samson are the other Indian cricketers who have scored double hundreds in List A cricket.Sanju last week scored a double hundred in the ongoing tournament when he played a scintillating 212-run knock for Kerala against Goa on October 12. IANS Also Read: Assam Beat Meghalaya by Six Wickets in Vijay Hazare Cricket at DehradunAlso Watch:RPF seized arms and ammunition from Avadh Assam Express at Guwahati Railway Stationlast_img read more