Twenty four Royal Air Force Puma HC.1
modified by Eurocopter France
at Marseille (4) and Eurocopter Romania
(20) under the RAF Puma Life Extension Programme
(LEP) to maintain the type operational until 2025. Upgrades includes new Turbomeca Makila 1A1 engines, a glass cockpit and improved self-protection equipment. First aircraft, XW232, handed over in late 2012 to QinetiQ
for final tuning.
As of June 2013, 8 airframes have been completed. The 24th Puma was received from Romania in March 2015.
Between 2015 and 2020, the RAF Puma Mk2 fleet flown 30,000 hours with 10,000 of these having been on operations in Afghanistan