Four SH-2F Seasprite helicopters were jointly operated by the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and RNZAF between 1997 and 2001.

Originally developed in the late 1950s, the SH-2 Seasprite was a ship-based helicopter operated mainly by the US Navy. Four SH-2F aircraft served with the RNZN from 1997 to 2001 as interim aircraft pending the delivery of the new SH-2G Super Seasprites. The SH-2Fs operated aboard the frigates HMNZS Te Kaha, Te Mana, and Canterbury in a variety of utility roles. They were flown by Navy pilots and maintained by Air Force technicians from the Naval Support Flight of No. 3 Squadron RNZAF.