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Fact sheet | Supporting ship-helicopter operations

Operating a helicopter on-board a surface ship is a complex task that requires rigorous engineering analyses and prudent operational procedures.

It is affected by a number of factors: wind condition, turbulence on the flight deck, ship motion, helicopter control limits, pilot workload, slung load dynamics and night operations. 

DST's Helicopter System Effectiveness team is undertaking research aimed at reducing risk and increasing capability of ADF helicopter operations in challenging environments.

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Publication type

Fact sheet

Publish Date

August 2018


Unclassified - public release