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united kingdom Fleet Air Arm







Del'd: 44 - 1998 to present




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  • Fleet Air Arm eh.101
  • Fleet Air Arm eh.101


1998 - 44 HM.1 Merlin
2012 - 30 to be upgraded as HM.2
2014 - ex RAF HC.3 for the Royal Marine Commando, during retirement of Sea King HC.4/HC.6 fleet.
2015 - HC.3i interim variant awaiting for the HC.4
2016 - Mk.4 variant for the Royal Marines Commando (MLSP)
2018 - Mk.5 AEW variant Crowsnest


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News

Merlin First aircraft to Land on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 04-Jul-17 : A Merlin helicopter from 820 Naval Air Squadron has become the first aircraft to ever land on HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s biggest warship

Lockheed Martin 25 Years with Royal Navy Merlin, 17-Oct-16 : Lockheed Martin UK celebrating 25th Anniversary supporting Royal Navy’s Merlin helicopter. First contract for the Merlin Mk1 signed October 9, 1991

30th Merlin HM.2 Delivered to Royal Navy, 28-Jul-16 : Ceremony to mark the handover of the 30th and final Merlin Mk.2 by Leonardo and Lockheed Martin UK at AgustaWestland’s facility in Yeovil

814 Naval Squadron ASW Exercise in the Mediterranean, 09-Mar-16 : Royal Navy 814 NAS two Merlin Mk2 Helicopters flew across Europe over two days in order to participate in Exercise Dynamic Manta 16 NATO’s largest Anti-Submarine exercise in the Mediterranean

Royal Navy Merlin HM.2 First Gulf Deployment, 02-Dec-15 : Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 helicopter in first Middle East deployment aboard HMS St Albans type 23 frigate

First Upgraded Merlin HC.3 to Royal Navy, 19-Oct-15 : The first of seven upgraded AW101 Merlin HC Mk3 helicopters were delivered to the Royal Navy as part of Phase 1 of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP).

Royal Navy Merlin HM.2 Declared Fully Operational, 15-Sep-15 : Lockheed Martin UK delivered 24 of the 30 airframes that were to be upgraded as part of the Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP) ahead of time and on budget.

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