News about AgustaWestland AW159



Ten Years with the AW159 Wildcat, 14-Nov-19 : #TenYears The AW159 celebrating its 10th anniversary with more than 70 helicopters delivered to the British Army, Royal Navy, Republic of Korea Navy and the Philippine Navy having logged over 50,000 flight hours

UK MoD Orders L3Harris WESCAM Image Sensors, 06-Nov-19 : #Imaging L3Harris to provide 40 WESCAM MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)

BAe £3.2m Contract for AW159 Mission Planning System, 16-Feb-15 : A £3.2m contract has been awarded to BAE Systems Combined Arms Gateway Environment (CAGE) to equip the Royal Navy and Army Air Corps AW159 Wildcat fleet with a bespoke mission planning system

AgustaWestland Renews with Critical Software, 15-Dec-14 : Critical Software announce that it has renewed its agreement with AgustaWestland until 2018. Over the last 10 years they have worked in the AW101, AW159 and Apache AH.1 programs.

General Dynamics tactical systems for AW159, 23-Jan-14 : 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.

Scandinavian Avionics for Danish MPH AW159 contender, 20-Apr-12 : 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.

Indra Chooses Christie for AW159 Simulators, 11-Apr-12 : Ingevideo Supplies Simulation Projectors for Training British Army and Royal Navy Pilots in the new AW159 Lynx Wildcat

AW159 with Systematic for the Danish Maritime Helicopter Programme, 23-Jan-12 : 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 and services. The intention is to leverage on AgustaWestland’s global marketing and sales network, to assist Systematic, especially in high-growth markets in Asia, South America and the Middle East where AgustaWestland has a well established presence.

AW159 Makes Its First Paris Air Show Appearance, 20-Jun-11 : AgustaWeestland, 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. The AW159, whilst building on the pedigree of the current Lynx, is a new 6-tonne multi-role military helicopter featuring a new marinised airframe, all new avionics, new mission sensors and new generation weapon systems. The AW159 programme has achieved several major milestones so far in 2011 and continues on time and on budget ready to deliver the first aircraft to the UK Ministry of Defence at the end of 2011. The first production aircraft performed its maiden flight on 20th April 2011 at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility and a further six production aircraft are now undergoing final assembly on a new state-of–art assembly line.

AgustaWestland Awarded 76 Million Pound Lynx Wildcat Training Facility Contract, 08-Mar-11 : 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 RNAS Yeovilton in South West England, alongside Royal Navy and British Army AW159 Lynx Wildcat squadrons. The facility will provide training courses for Army aircrew and maintainers starting in January 2013, with training for Royal Navy aircrew and maintainers starting January 2014.

Final AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight, 22-Nov-10 : 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 of three test aircraft that will complete a 600 hour integrated flight test programme. This first flight comes just a few weeks after the second AW159, designated TI2, first flew in mid October. All the three aircraft flew together for the first time on the same day.

Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight, 15-Oct-10 : 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 complete a 600 hour integrated flight test programme. The third aircraft, TI3, is scheduled to join the flight test programme in late October 2010. Aircraft TI1 continues to perform air vehicle and flight envelope testing while TI2 will undertake the flight testing of the aircraft’s core and mission avionics systems, the systems and software having already been developed and tested on AgustaWestland’s Full Systems Integration Rig (FSIR). TI3’s main task include undertaking load survey trials and naval development, including ship helicopter operating limit trials. AgustaWestland has now also established a new AW159 production facility at its Yeovil plant that introduces a pulse line production system to bring significant efficiencies to the final assembly process. The first production airframe was delivered to AgustaWestland by GKN Aerospace on schedule in July 2010.

AW159 First Appearance at Farnborough, 19-Jul-10 : The AW159 Lynx Wildcat making its first appearance at the Farnborough International Air Show in 2010

AW159 First Flight, 12-Nov-09 : The AW159 successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility

Future Lynx Is Now The AW159, 24-Apr-09 : 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.

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