Westland Lynx in
france Aéronautique Navale

French Navy

Del'd: 40 - 1977 to present


  • Aéronautique Navale Lynx
  • Aéronautique Navale Lynx

First operational aircraft arrived to BAN Saint-Mandrier on December 5, 1978. They were used aboard the F70 class frigates.
As of 2016 ~20 remain in service with 34F an being replaced with NH90

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Vector UK to Support French Navy Lynx, 19-Nov-14 : Vector Aerospace UK will provide structural maintenance and technical support for the French Navy Lynx Mk4 fleet on a five year programme. Fleetlands is world s only repair facility for this type.

Thales GPS SAASM receivers for French Navy Lynx, 05-Apr-12 : Neuilly – Thales has been awarded a contract by the Service Industriel de l'Aéronautique (SIAé), France's military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service, to supply stand-alone GPS receivers for the French Navy's Lynx helicopters, which are currently being upgraded by the French defence procurement agency (DGA).

Lynx First Deck Landings Trials on FREMM Frigate, 20-Feb-12 : DCNS achieved formal qualification of the French Navy FREMM frigate for operations with the Lynx helicopter

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