A deployment in this configuration took place approximately three months after the Israeli Navy completed a Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) for a HELRAS
dipping sonar that was successfully converted for operation onboard its Seagull.
The helicopters will carry Helras
active dipping sonar, Penguin anti-ship missiles and Hellfire laser-guided missiles.
Among the appliances are dipping sonar Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS
) and torpedo launch system that will provide the fleet with a very efficient system for operations from land and ship deck.