AgustaWestland EH101

Crowsnest Merlin


On May 2015, the UK MoD and prime contractor Lockheed Martin UK selected Thales to provide the mission equipment for Crowsnest, the replacement of the Sea King ASaC 7 in the airborne early warning (AEW) role. Thales will procure 10 pod radars by 2019 that can be used in standard HM2 Merlins

Model News

Royal Navy Reactivates 744 Squadron for Crowsnet Merlin, 28-Nov-18 : #744NAS Royal Navy’ 744 Naval Air Squadron was reactivated at Boscombe Down to introduce the new fleet AEW platform, Crowsnest Merlin, to front-line service over the next 18 months plus the RAF’s upgraded Chinook Mk5s and Mk6s

Thales Radar for the Royal Navy Merlin AEW Variant, 22-May-15 : Lockheed Martin UK, as the prime contractor for Crowsnest, have selected Thales as the chosen bidder to provide the radar and mission system for the Merlin Airborne Early Warning (AEW) variant

List of Operators of AgustaWestland Crowsnest Merlin

From Organisation with model Crowsnest Merlin

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50053 1999 UK ZH831 : hm.1 RN 50053/RN11; ff 04 Feb 1999; dd 11 Mar 1999, to CU; +
2007 820Sqn /14 ; 2008 814Sqn /14 ; 2009 814Sqn /11
hm.2 Conv HM.2 type MCSP02, Mar14
UK ZH831 : Sep14, AEW prototype, fitted with dual Crowsnest ASaC s+
28 Mar 2019, first flight as a Crowsnest Merlin HM.2 fr+

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