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South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

Leonardo awarded £271 million AW159 WIST contract by UK

Leonardo awarded £271 million AW159 WIST contract by UK

Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by the British Army and Royal Navy. The five-year contract was announced by Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, during a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Jan-17

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Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

GKN Aerospace’s firm in Yeovil, Somerset has taken a knock as Leonardo has decided to make production of all aspects of AW159 Wildcat production to an in-house operation. The Unite workers union has stated that the announcement has come as a big shock. The loss of contract has meant that GKN Yeovil will either be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-16

General Dynamics integrates Link 16 datalink system on AW159

General Dynamics integrates Link 16 datalink system on AW159

General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK has worked closely with Leonardo Helicopters, previously known as AgustaWestland, to develop and integrate a Link 16 datalink system for the first export variant of the AW159 Wildcat helicopter. The advanced Link 16 datalink system is one of the most advanced for a rotary platform, providing a full Command and Control… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 20-Jul-16

British military thanks landing site owners

British military thanks landing site owners

The majority of remote Helicopter Landing Sites within the Yeovilton operating area belong to private landowners and are offered for use on a good will basis. These sites are vital to the training carried out by the Commando Helicopter Force and other aviation units to deliver operational capability. In order to maintain and reinforce this… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 08-Jun-16

Black Cats team ready for 30 air shows

Black Cats team ready for 30 air shows

The Royal Navy’s Black Cats helicopter display team are set to wow millions of spectators this summer.  Following months of training, the team was formally awarded its Public Display Authority (PDA), the final assessment that authorises the team to begin their season. The pair of Wildcats will appear at more than 30 displays in the… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 18-May-16

UK – 815 Naval Air Squadron receives first four of 12 Wildcats

UK – 815 Naval Air Squadron receives first four of 12 Wildcats

The first four of 12 new Wildcats has been delivered to 815 Naval Air Squadron as the Fleet Air Arm’s largest squadron begins the switch from Lynx after 35 years. Over the next 11 months the Yeovilton squadron will gradually retire the Lynx Mk8 as its successor takes over as the wings of front-line destroyers… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 20-Apr-16

Philippine Navy orders two AgustaWestland AW159s

Philippine Navy orders two AgustaWestland AW159s

Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Mar-16

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Army Air Corps praise new Wildcat facilities at RNAS Yeovilton

Army Air Corps praise new Wildcat facilities at RNAS Yeovilton

The new facilities to provide infrastructure to support the co-location of the army’s Wildcat Attack Helicopter Force at RNAS Yeovilton have been praised. Contract 2, which was completed at the end of last year, delivered technical facilities worth in the region of £14 million to facilitate the re-location of the Army Air Corps from Guttersloh… Read more »

Source: Army Air Corps, 12-Feb-16

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Korean AW159 deliveries delayed by acceptance test issue

Korean AW159 deliveries delayed by acceptance test issue

A defect found in the recent testing of the British helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland’s Wildcat chopper halted the firm’s process of delivering the aircraft to South Korea, the defense procurement agency said Tuesday.See full story.

Source: Yonhap News, 07-Dec-15

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Recently retired military chief summonsed over AW159 corruption allegations

Recently retired military chief summonsed over AW159 corruption allegations

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was summoned for questioning Tuesday in connection with alleged corruption surrounding a government deal to buy maritime helicopters from an Anglo-Italian company.See full story

Source: The Korea Herald, 26-Nov-15

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Wildcat becomes first helicopter to land at St Helena Airport

Wildcat becomes first helicopter to land at St Helena Airport

The Royal Navy achieved an historic milestone when HMS Lancaster’s Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport. Sitting 1,200 miles off the coast of African and 1,800 miles from South America, St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world – but… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 27-Oct-15

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Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale

It has been pointed out to the HeliHub.com team that a batch of internet domain names are currently for sale – all relating to helicopter models made by AgustaWestland. Domains listed on this website for sale include AW101.com AW109.com AW139.com AW159.com AW169.com and AW189.com Anyone interested in buying these should make their own enquiries to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-15

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Babcock win large Royal Navy helicopter maintenance contract

Babcock win large Royal Navy helicopter maintenance contract

Babcock, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a five-year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver engineering services to the Royal Navy at air stations in the south west of England. The aviation and engineering support and aircraft services (AESAS) contract includes the… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 19-Oct-15

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Navy Wildcat exercises with South African Navy

Navy Wildcat exercises with South African Navy

The SA Navy Type 209 submarine SAS Queen Modjadji last week took part in a deep water training exercise with a Royal Navy frigate carrying the new Wildcat maritime helicopter.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 01-Oct-15

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Korean politician accused of taking bribes over AW159 order

Korean politician accused of taking bribes over AW159 order

Former Patriots and Veterans Affairs Minister Kim Yang is under investigation regarding allegations that he accepted at least 1 billion won ($894,000) in bribes in exchange for exerting his influence on a defense contract. See Full Story

Source: Korea Times, 19-Jun-15

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UK military extends AW101 suppert contact with AgustaWestland by five years

UK military extends AW101 suppert contact with AgustaWestland by five years

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD’s fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters for the period 1st… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Mar-15

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AgustaWestland Renews its Collaboration with CRITICAL Software for a Further Three Years

AgustaWestland Renews its Collaboration with CRITICAL Software for a Further Three Years

CRITICAL Software, a company specialising in software engineering for critical information systems, is pleased to announce that it has renewed its cooperation agreement with one of its major customers, AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter company owned by Italy’s Finmeccanica, for a further three years, extending it until 31st December 2017. CRITICAL Software’s successful 10 year collaboration… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Dec-14

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General Dynamics UK to provide AW101 mission system equipment

General Dynamics UK to provide AW101 mission system equipment

General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to provide mission system equipment for UK AW101 Merlin Mk4/4a helicopters. This contract is part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP), which was awarded to AgustaWestland by the UK Ministry of Defence in January 2014 to convert 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations…. Read more »

Source: General Dynamics UK, 10-Dec-14

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700 (W) Naval Air Squadron bows out on a high

700 (W) Naval Air Squadron bows out on a high

Yesterday saw the decommissioning of 700 (W) Naval Air Squadron (NAS) following 5 years of hard work, diligence and dedication at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton. Last week saw all seven Royal Naval Wildcat helicopters from 700(W) Naval Air Squadron (NAS) into the sky simultaneously for the first time and today the decommissioning marks… Read more »

05-Aug-14

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AgustaWestland Awarded AW159 Wildcat FASGW Missile Integration Contract

AgustaWestland Awarded AW159 Wildcat FASGW Missile Integration Contract

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) valued at £90 million to integrate, test and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) Heavy and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters. The contract award was announced today at the Farnborough International… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

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AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland will be exhibiting an impressive line-up of eight helicopters from its commercial and military helicopter product ranges and showcasing its industry leading customer support and training services at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show. Making its first appearance at Farnborough will be a full scale mock-up of the recently launched AW109 Trekker light twin… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-14

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UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

UK Government announces FASGW(L) missile contract for Thales

MOD Minister announces FASGW(L) contract for Thales Philip Dunne MP, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, today announced that Thales has been awarded a contract worth €56 million (£48 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the demonstration and manufacture of the Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Light) system. Key points    … Read more »

Source: Thales, 17-Jun-14

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MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA welcomes the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H)/ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 26th March 2014. This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million (€600 million) has been awarded to MBDA by the UK DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support) on behalf… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 31-Mar-14

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Virtual Lynx MK.9A joins British Army fleet

Virtual Lynx MK.9A joins British Army fleet

Crews flying the latest incarnation of the British Army’s primary battlefield utility helicopter can now familiarise themselves with in-flight operational procedures in a virtual environment thanks to training, simulation and consultancy specialist NSC. Responding to a request from Joint Helicopter Command to the pilot Defence Simulation Centre, the Surrey-based company produced a detailed visual and… Read more »

Source: NSC, 11-Mar-14

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General Dynamics UK Receives Order for Tactical Systems for AW159 Helicopters

General Dynamics UK Receives Order for Tactical Systems for AW159 Helicopters

General Dynamics UK has received an order for eight Tactical Processors and Security Enhanced Data Transfer Units for installation on the AgustaWestland’s AW159 helicopters.  Both products are currently integrated into the UK Ministry of Defence AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter platforms. The General Dynamics UK tactical processor is a key element of the helicopter’s architecture… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 30-Jan-14

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Royal Naval frigate HMS Monmouth conducts first in-service Wildcat landings

Royal Naval frigate HMS Monmouth conducts first in-service Wildcat landings

The squadron, the RN’s first to be equipped with the Wildcat, put its new aircraft through its paces on one of the ships the Wildcat will operate from on deployments when entering operational service in 2015. Wildcat is the Navy’s replacement for the Lynx that has been serving the Fleet for over 40 years. Although… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 09-Dec-13

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Navy AW159 joins RFA Argus for sea trials

Navy AW159 joins RFA Argus for sea trials

A special trials version of Wildcat – replacement for the trusty Lynx which has been in service since the 1970s – has joined aviation training/casualty treatment ship RFA Argus to gather crucial data to allow the helicopter fly from large Royal Navy warships. Wildcat will spend the bulk of its time operating from Royal Navy… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 30-Oct-13

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Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

Thales to equip AW159s for Republic of Korea Navy

AgustaWestland and Thales are under contract to supply COMPACT FLASH SONICS dipping sonars for the Republic of Korea Navy’s new AW159 Maritime Operations Helicopters. The COMPACT FLASH sonar is the newest member of Thales’s FLASH range of dipping sonars. This low-frequency, long-range sonar system is lighter and designed for smaller helicopters. It features an optimised,… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Oct-13

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Royal Navy aircrew begin training on AW159 Wildcat

Royal Navy aircrew begin training on AW159 Wildcat

Five Fleet Air Arm pilots and observers are currently undergoing conversion training at the new Wildcat Training Centre at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton, with the helicopter – successor to the Lynx – just 18 months away from front line service. From the beginning of 2015, Wildcats will begin to relieve the Lynx as the mainstay… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 11-Jul-13

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AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

AgustaWestland launches Paris Airshow App 2013 and Official Twitter Account

As the Paris Air Show gets closer, AgustaWestland is getting ready to provide visitors with a unique insight into the Company’s presence at one of the industry’s premium airshows. This year AgustaWestland will be even closer to you thanks to the implementation of two new tools: **the AgustaWestland Paris Airshow App 2013 (AWPAS) for iOS and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jun-13

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APPH to Supply Landing Gear for Super Lynx and AW159

APPH to Supply Landing Gear for Super Lynx and AW159

APPH, a BBA Aviation company, has been selected by AgustaWestland to supply landing gear for the Super Lynx 300 and AW159 helicopters. AgustaWestland recently announced its first export order for the AW159 from South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), initially for eight aircraft. This order is in addition to 62 aircraft under contract to… Read more »

Source: APPH, 06-Mar-13

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AgustaWestland selects Thales dipping sonars

AgustaWestland selects Thales dipping sonars

Agusta Westland has selected Thales as the supplier of compact dipping sonars to equip its Lynx light helicopters for export markets. The latest in Thales’s FLASH range, the FLASH Compact is designed for smaller and lighter helicopters than those already using the FLASH sonar. The FLASH Compact sonar features an optimised, lightweight architecture as well as a… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Feb-13

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First Navy Wildcat makes maiden flight

First Navy Wildcat makes maiden flight

The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a new radar system that provides 360-degree surveillance. The Wildcat HMA Mark 2 will carry Sting Ray torpedoes, a door-mounted, 0.5-inch heavy machine… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 29-Jan-13

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First export sale for AW159 Wildcat

First export sale for AW159 Wildcat

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Republic of Korea has selected the AW159 helicopter to meet its Maritime Operational Helicopter requirement. The contract for eight AW159 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy is the first export order for this new generation aircraft, known as the AW159 Wildcat in UK service…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jan-13

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Denmark choses MH-60R over AW159

Denmark choses MH-60R over AW159

[electronic translation] The government and the Liberal Party, the Danish People’s Party, Liberal Alliance and the Conservative Party have agreed on the choice of Denmark’s new ship-based helicopter. The government and the parties behind the current defense have agreed to choose the American helicopter MH-60R Seahawk as Denmark’s new ship-based helicopter to replace the current… Read more »

Source: Forsvarsministeren, 22-Nov-12

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Pennant highlights Lynx Wildcat project in half year results

Pennant highlights Lynx Wildcat project in half year results

British based Pennant Group has released its half year results for the six months to 30th June 2012.  The numbers make good reading with revenues up 43%, Profit before tax up 178% and basic earnings per share increased by 207%. The highlights particularly focused on “Development of Lynx Wildcat helicopter Maintenance Training Equipment project” but… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Sep-12

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AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat delivered to UK military

AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat delivered to UK military

A ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Airshow, in the presence of the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, to celebrate the successful delivery to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the new AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat multi-role helicopter. The first AW159 Wildcat was accepted in April 2012 and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

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AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training Contract Up and Running

AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training Contract Up and Running

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is now operational, providing through life support and training for the Royal Navy and British Army’s new fleet of AW159 Wildcat helicopters that are now entering service. The initial period… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jul-12

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Selex Galileo boosts awareness and protection on-board the UK Lynx Wildcat

Selex Galileo boosts awareness and protection on-board the UK Lynx Wildcat

SELEX Galileo welcomes the delivery of the  first AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a ceremony that took place today at the Farnborough Air show . The Company is proud to contribute to the Lynx Wildcat programme by providing leading edge technologies including the innovative Active Electronically Scanned… Read more »

Source: Selex Galileo, 11-Jul-12

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AW159 Wildcat delivery ceremony scheduled for Farnborough 2012

AW159 Wildcat delivery ceremony scheduled for Farnborough 2012

AgustaWestland is to hold a delivery ceremony next week at the Farnborough Air Show for the AW159 Wildcat.  The company will host the event on Wednesday 11th July from 9am in the morning. A short ceremony in the presence of Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, will be followed by a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jul-12

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Scandinavian Avionics signs agreement with AgustaWestland

Scandinavian Avionics signs agreement with AgustaWestland

Scandinavian Avionics A/S is pleased to announce that it has signed a Heads of Agreement with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company. Under the agreement, should the AW159 be selected for the Danish Maritime Helicopter Programme (MHP) Scandinavian Avionics A/S will provide a range of avionic support services to AgustaWestland. As part of the wider Industrial Co-operation… Read more »

Source: Scandinavian Avionics, 20-Apr-12

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Indra chooses Christie Matrix StIM systems for AW159 simulators

Indra chooses Christie Matrix StIM systems for AW159 simulators

Christie®, a leader in simulation projection display and visualisation solutions, announced that the Spanish company Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe, has acquired a significant number of the award-winning Christie Matrix StIMâ„¢ simulation projection systems to develop three simulators to be used by the British Army and… Read more »

Source: Christie, 12-Apr-12

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Terma and AgustaWestland follow up on cooperation agreement

Terma and AgustaWestland follow up on cooperation agreement

Last year, Terma and AgustaWestland signed a cooperation agreement focusing on the AW159 Wildcat maritime helicopter. On Tuesday, Geoff Hoon, former UK Secretary of State for Defence and current Head of International Business in AgustaWestland, visited Terma to discuss future opportunities. Terma has already supplied advanced structural parts for the EH101 helicopter, proving a successful… Read more »

Source: Terma, 12-Apr-12

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Stirling Dynamics wins Wildcat G-Seat order

Stirling Dynamics wins Wildcat G-Seat order

Indra has awarded a contract to Stirling Dynamics for the design and development of G Seats for the AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter simulators to be supplied to AgustaWestland. Stirling will provide state-of-the-art motion cueing technology for two Full Mission Simulators (FMS) and a Flight Training Device (FTD). The seats will simulate the onset of “g”… Read more »

Source: Stirling Dynamics, 26-Feb-12

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Royal Navy “impressed” by AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Royal Navy “impressed” by AW159 Lynx Wildcat

The groundwork for the Navy’s next-generation helicopter has been completed after 20 days of demanding trials for the state-of-the-art Wildcat aboard HMS Iron Duke. The Portsmouth-based frigate sought the most challenging weather conditions around the UK a she took the Wildcat – successor to the long-serving Lynx – to sea to help write the rulebook… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 22-Feb-12

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AW159 Wildcat completes sea trials on HMS Iron Duke

AW159 Wildcat completes sea trials on HMS Iron Duke

The Royal Navy’s next generation helicopter, Wildcat, has completed 20 days of demanding trials aboard HMS Iron Duke, laying the groundwork for future operations. Wildcat landed nearly 400 times on the frigate’s flight deck by day and night in various weather conditions as the ship sailed off the coasts of southern England and northern Scotland…. Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 20-Feb-12

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AgustaWestland and Systematic to explore business opportunities worldwide

AgustaWestland and Systematic to explore business opportunities worldwide

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Systematic A/S of Denmark today signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) in Copenhagen to jointly explore business opportunities worldwide. AgustaWestland and Systematic will also work towards the integration of the SitaWare range of systems with AgustaWestland’s rotorcraft platforms and assist Systematic with the development and international marketing of its products… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jan-12

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Wildcat begins sea trials aboard frigate HMS Iron Duke

Wildcat begins sea trials aboard frigate HMS Iron Duke

Wildcat, the Navy’s next-generation helicopter, has begun its most extensive trials yet, joining a frigate at sea for the first time. The successor to the trusty Lynx, which has served the Navy and the Army admirably since the 1970s, will spend the next month flying on and off HMS Iron Duke in the English Channel… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 12-Jan-12

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Lynx Wildcat makes first deck landings

Lynx Wildcat makes first deck landings

Being guided down on to the flight deck of HMS Iron Duke, this is the first appearance of the Fleet Air Arm’s next-generation helicopter on the back of a Royal Navy warship. On a very wet December day, a Wildcat landed aboard the frigate in Portsmouth Harbour for three days of trials in and out… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 23-Dec-11

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Royal Navy’s new Wildcat makes first landing at sea

Royal Navy’s new Wildcat makes first landing at sea

The Royal Navy’s next-generation helicopter, the Wildcat, has landed on a ship at sea for the first time. On 7 November, the aircraft touched down on the flight deck of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) aviation trials ship Argus off England’s south coast, at the start of four weeks of tough trials for air and… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 09-Nov-11

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Indra awarded contract to develop AW159 simulators

Indra awarded contract to develop AW159 simulators

Indra, the premier IT Company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe, after being selected as a result of a competitive process, is pleased to announce their partnership with AgustaWestland for the design and development of the Aircrew Training Equipment (ATE) the British Ministry of Defence will use to train pilots of the… Read more »

Source: Indra, 10-Aug-11

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Ford Aerospace extends contract with AgustaWestland

Ford Aerospace extends contract with AgustaWestland

Ford Aerospace has signed a three-year deal with AgustaWestland which boosts the company’s plans for global growth and development.  Ford will supply an innovative metallic product, the concept of which reduces the part count and the need to re-grind, and vicariously reducing assembly costs at the same time.  (Full story)

Source: Shields Gazette, 25-Jul-11

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AW159 makes its first appearance at Paris Air Show

AW159 makes its first appearance at Paris Air Show

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first production AW159 helicopter will be making its first appearance at the Paris Air Show. Sixty two AW159s have been ordered by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Army and Royal Navy to fulfil both over land and maritime missions with a common platform…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-11

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First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

First contract for Thales’ Lightweight Multi-role Missile

Thales UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have today announced an innovative approach to contracting under the principles of Team Complex Weapons (TCW). The two parties have agreed to ‘re-role’ previously contracted budgets to facilitate the full-scale development, series production and introduction of the Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) into service for UK Armed… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Apr-11

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Pennant wins £10M for AW159 maintenance training equipment

Pennant wins £10M for AW159 maintenance training equipment

Pennant International Group plc (“Pennant”), is delighted to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Pennant Training Systems Limited, has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £10 million by AgustaWestland. The contract is for the development of Maintenance Training Equipment for the AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter. The suite of hardware devices will be used… Read more »

Source: Pennant, 23-Mar-11

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AW awarded £76M Lynx Wildcat training facility contract

AW awarded £76M Lynx Wildcat training facility contract

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)  to design and develop an integrated training solution which includes the building and equipping  of a new modern training centre for the AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter. The state-of-the-art training centre will be located at… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Mar-11

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Third and final AW159 Lynx Wildcat test aircraft makes first filght

Third and final AW159 Lynx Wildcat test aircraft makes first filght

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the third and final AW159 test aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight on November 19th at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI3, is the third… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Nov-10

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South Africa builds up Lynx spares inventory

South Africa builds up Lynx spares inventory

The South African Air Force is building up its spares inventory for the AgustaWestland SuperLynx Mk64 maritime helicopters

Source: defenceWeb, 21-Oct-10

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Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes its first flight

Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes its first flight

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Oct-10

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Denmark short lists five naval helicopters

Denmark short lists five naval helicopters

The five NATO-compatible contenders include the AgustaWestland AW101, AgustaWestland Lynx Wildcat, NH Industries NH90, Sikorsky H-92 and the U.S. Navy’s Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk.

Source: Defense News, 16-Sep-10

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AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes first appearance at Farnborough

AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes first appearance at Farnborough

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW159 Lynx Wildcat will be making its first appearance at the Farnborough International Air Show. The AW159, which will be known as the Lynx Wildcat in Royal Navy and British Army service, is a new generation multi-role helicopter that will replace existing Lynx helicopters. Sixty… Read more »

19-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestland’s ongoing investment to deliver ever improving levels of support to its customers around the world. The new centre is collocated with the AgustaWestland Logistics Centre at the Avioport Logistic Park,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10

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Naval Future Lynx lands safely following development tests

Naval Future Lynx lands safely following development tests

AgustaWestland has conducted a series of tests on the undercarriage of the future Lynx naval helicopter using HBM’s data acquisition equipment to ensure superior operational landing performance. The Lynx – with a maximum take-off weight of 6,000 kg – has a long pedigree as a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft used by the British Army and the… Read more »

11-May-10

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First Four Lynx Mk9A Helicopters Delivered Just 12 Months After Contract Award

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Dec-09

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New AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Takes To The Air in UK

New AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Takes To The Air in UK

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the first AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility with Chief Test Pilot Donald Maclaine at the controls

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Nov-09

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Norwegian Lynx fleet reaches 50,000 flying hours

Norwegian Lynx fleet reaches 50,000 flying hours

Source: NRK, 18-Sep-09

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First Upgraded British Army Lynx Flies With New Engines

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the British Army’s first Lynx AH Mk.9A fitted with more powerful CTS800 engines, just 10 months after contract award. The maiden flight, lasting 60 minutes, took place today at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility with the aircraft handling as expected.

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Sep-09

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General Dynamics UK selects SPARK language for AW159 Lynx Wildcat

General Dynamics UK selects SPARK language for AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Praxis, the international specialist in critical systems engineering and assurance, today announced that General Dynamics UK has selected Praxis’ SPARK language as part of its £6 million contract to develop the safety-critical Stores Management System for the Royal Navy’s new AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter.

Source: Praxis, 10-Sep-09

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Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westland

Source: Royal Navy, 27-May-09

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British Army’s re-engined Lynx AH9A to fly in July

30-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland seeks export buyers for AW159 ‘Lynx Wildcat’

AgustaWestland seeks export buyers for AW159 ‘Lynx Wildcat’

With the British armed forces’ first Lynx Wildcat utility helicopter to make its debut flight on 13 November, AgustaWestland is looking to secure its first export sale for the newly rebranded AW159

Source: Flightglobal, 30-Apr-09

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Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

During a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the growing AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Apr-09

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