News about AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA2
Royal Navy Wildcat with Martlet Missiles, 25-May-20 : A Royal Navy 815 Naval Air Squadron Wildcat HMA Mk2 helicopter completed tests of the new Martlet missile on a range off the coast of Wales.
Wildcat in First Deployment to Far East, 10-Jan-18 : #deployment Royal Navy type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland departed from Plymouth for a 7 months long mission to Australia, the Far East and the Gulf region. Is the first Wildcat HMA2 deployment to the region
Royal Navy Wildcat Deployed on German Frigate, 14-Jul-17 : For the first time Royal Navy new Wildcat deployed on a foreign vessel spending 7 weeks with the German Bundesmarine frigate Lübeck
Lynx / Sea Venom Missile Compatibility Test, 05-Apr-17 : QinetiQ and the Royal Navy conducted trials at Boscombe Down between a Lynx Mk8 helicopter and the MBDA Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile
UK MoD £271M Contract for Wildcat WIST, 09-Jan-17 : UK Ministry Of Defence signed the 5 years long £271 Million AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training (WIST) contract for Army and Navy helicopters. The 62nd and final AW159 was delivered last month
UK 815 NAS Starts Receiving AW159 Wildcat, 19-Apr-16 : 815 Naval Air Squadron received first four of 12 new AW159 Wildcats begining the transition from the Westland Lynx after 35 years. The unit Lynx Mk8 will be completely replaced by mid next year
Wildcat in St Helena. First South Atlantic Deployment, 23-Oct-15 : Royal Navy HMS Lancaster’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport during the frigate South Atlantic Patrol deployment
Royal Navy Wildcat in Gulf Heat Trials, 17-Sep-15 : Royal Navy new Wildcat helicopter spent a fortnight flying in punishing temperatures in the Middle East during key trials with destroyer HMS Duncan.
Royal Navy Wildcat Practising Torpedo Attacks, 16-Jul-15 : A Royal Navy Wildcat of 825 Naval Air Squadron spent two days over Falmouth Bay practising torpedo attacks, culminating in the launch of a dummy weapon.
Royal Navy 700W Squadron become 825 NAS, 31-Jul-14 : Yesterday saw the decommissioning of 700 (W) Naval Air Squadron (NAS) following 5 years of hard work, diligence and dedication at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.
FASGW Missile Integration for Royal Navy AW159, 16-Jul-14 : AgustaWestland signed £90M contract to UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to integrate, test and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) Heavy and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters
Seaspray 5000E, 01-Feb-14 : The Seaspray 5000E is an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-mode surveillance radar
Navy Wildcat joins RFA Argus at sea for trials, 18-Oct-13 : The Navy’s next-generation helicopter is undergoing five weeks of key trials at sea to prepare it for front-line service in just 15 months time.
HIDAS-15, 01-Sep-13 : HIDAS is a Helicopter Integrated Defensive Aids System used by British Apache and Wildcat aircraft
|Thales dipping sonars for Lynx, 06-Feb-13 : Aero India, Bangalore – Agusta Westland has selected Thales as the supplier of compact dipping sonars to equip its Lynx light helicopters for export markets.|
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11-Jan-12 - Wildcat begins sea trials with HMS Iron Duke
09-Nov-11 - Navy s new Wildcat makes first landing at sea