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  • Westland Lynx
    portugal Marinha Portuguesa

    Portuguese Navy

    Del'd: 5 - 1993 to present


    Marinha Portuguesa Lynx

    Westland had won a competition for a ship-based anti-submarine, anti-surface vessel and maritime patrol helicopter against the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite and orders for 5 were placed in late 1989. First two Super Lynx Mk.95s were handed over to the recently reconstituted Portuguese Aviação Naval in Jun 1993.
    All five helicopters will undergo engine and avionics upgrades at Yeovil, UK between 2019-2021. First delivery scheduled for September 2020 but postponed to January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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    First Upgraded Lynx Delivered to Portugal, 29-Jul-21 : #Lynx Portuguese Navy took delivery of first of 5 upgraded Lynx Mk95A helicopters by Leonardo Yeovil, UK

    Portuguese Pilots in UK for Lynx Mk95A, 23-Nov-20 : #Mk95A Portuguese Navy pilots began qualification on the upgraded Lynx Mk95A helicopter at Leonardo Yeovil in the United Kingdom

    First Flight for Upgraded Portuguese Lynx, 18-Feb-20 : #Lynx Under a contract signed in 2016, Leonardo UK is upgrading engine and avionics of the five Lynx Mk95 of the Portuguese Navy at Yeovil. First delivery is expected for Q2 2020 and the fifth and last one by late 2021

    Upgrade of Portuguese Navy Lynx, 12-Jul-16 : FIA 2016 Five Lynx Mk95 helicopters of the Portuguese Navy will received avionics and LHTEC CTS800-4N engine upgrade

    Portuguese Lynx Refurbished By Vector in UK, 08-May-15 : Portuguese Navy Mk.95 Lynx was in Fleetlands, UK for structural repairs together with a complete refinish of the airframe

    Portugal Lynx reach 20,000 incident-free flight hs, 20-May-13 : Rome, Italy - (On the eve of the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Europe's leading showcase for military simulation and training, CAE announced that the Portuguese Navy recently completed 20,000 incident-free flight hours for its fleet of Lynx Mk95 helicopters.


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    1993/    Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha Portuguesa Montijo (BA6)


    FF Karel Doorman class
    FF Vasco da Gama class

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    336 has.3s 1987     19201: Marinha Super Lynx mk95 type; ex Royal Navy HAS.3 ZF559; uk +
    Royal Navy ZF559: RN f/f 27nov87 d/d 04apr88; to HAS.3S type; conv Super +

    dd to storage at RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1988 until c Nov+

    Westland ZH580: To Yeovil by Dec 1990 for conversion for Portuguese Nav+
    338 has.3s 1988     19202: Marinha Super Lynx mk95 type; ex Royal Navy HAS.3 ZF561; uk +
    Royal Navy ZF561: RN f/f 23mar88 d/d 04apr88; conv Super Lynx mk.95 ZH581+

    RNAY Wroughton by Apr 1988. To Yeovil by Dec 1990 for +
    375 mk95 1993     19203: 27may10 pictured (pic3) on USNS LCPL Roy H. Wheat (T-AK 3016+
    376 mk95     19204: Marinha. ex ZH583
    AgustaWestland UK ZH583: first portuguese Lynx upgraded

    portuguese pilots
    377 mk95 1993     19205: Marinha. ex ZH584, pictured
        No longer with this org.

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