Cyclone achieves IOC

Canada’s fleet of CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters achieved initial operating capability (IOC) in late May, paving the way for the new helicopter’s first operational deployment in early July.

Meanwhile, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is rapidly phasing out the CH-124 Sea King, with one of the 1960s-era helicopters currently serving out the type’s last operational mission at sea with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

As Col Sid Connor said, this is the year of the Cyclone.

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