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 1989. First two Super Lynx Mk.95s were handed over to the recently reconstituted Portuguese Aviação Naval in Jun 1993.
Upgrade of Portuguese Navy Lynx, 12-Jul-16 : FIA 2016 Five Lynx Mk95 helicopters of the Portuguese Navy will received an avionics and 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.
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|1993/||Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha Portuguesa|| Montijo (BA6) |
List of Aircraft
|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|336||has.3s||1987|| 19201: Marinha Super Lynx mk95 type; ex Royal Navy HAS.3 ZF559; uk +|| 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+
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 +|| 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|
|377||mk95||1994|| 19205: Marinha. ex ZH584 |