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First Flight for Brazilian Navy’ Upgraded Super Lynx

The first of 8 Brazilian Navy Lynx Mk21B completed maiden flight at Yeovil, England. Entered service in 1978, they were converted to Super Lynx in 2003. New upgrade contract signed in 2014

First Flight for Brazilian Navy’ Upgraded Super Lynx
Leonardo, September 28, 2017 - Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017.

The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness.

The Super Lynx Mk21B is powered by two new generation CTS800-4N engines, already used on the Super Lynx 300 and the AW159 helicopters, which provide the helicopters with major performance improvements, especially in hot environments, increasing payload and mission effectiveness.

A new glass cockpit will be complimented by an advanced avionic suite comprising a tactical processor, satellite based navigation system, civil navigation aids including a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), radar warning receiver/electronic surveillance measures integrated with countermeasures dispensers and a full Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit, together with a new electrically powered rescue hoist.

The maiden flight marks another milestone in the long standing partnership between Leonardo and the Brazilian Navy, which has been operating Lynx helicopters since 1978.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Super Lynx mk21a N-4001     ( Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil )

Location : UK Yeovil

  See also

Wild Lynx mk21b in BR Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil
XPO Logistics To Transport Brazilian Lynxes to UK
AgustaWestland to Upgrade Brazilian Navy Lynx
HA-1 BR 1.º Esquadrão de Helicópteros de Esclarecimento e Ataque Força Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil     Brazilian Navy
Lynx in UK AgustaWestland UK
Rolls-Royce CTS800-4N

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