Sea King MK-45/45A helicopters were acquired from UK on
28 September 1974 and 111 ASV/ASW Squadron was
established. PN Sea Kings are fitted with Exocet AM-39
Anti Ship missile in ASV role and MK-46 torpedoes and
Depth Charges in ASW role. The primary roles assigned
are ASW and ASV along with infinite secondary roles such
as SAR, MEDEVAC, HVBSS, Para Drop, VVIP/Passenger Ferry,
MEDEVAC etc. Since its inception, 111 Squadron has been
a linchpin of the PN operations. Be it a multi-national
exercise e.g AMAN, KAKADU or mass relief operation such
as earthquake of 2005, Flood Relief Operations in Punjab
and Sindh in 2010 and Flood Relief Operations in Sindh
in 2011, 111 squadron has always been at the forefront.
This squadron has the unique capability to undertake
Night Search and Rescue over sea. The squadron is
routinely tasked at short notices to undertake
challenging and risk prone helicopter operations. At
present squadron has 06 Westland Sea King Helicopters.
Avionics suite of PN Sea Kings is being upgraded to
enhance its sensors capabilities.