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    News about Fleet Air Arm


    Leonardo WIST Support for British Wildcat, 07-Apr-22 : Leonardo signed £360M Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract for 3-year maintenance and training of AW159 Wildcat helicopter fleet of British Army and Royal Navy

    Sustainable Aviation Fuel for UK Merlin Engine, 29-Jan-22 : #ecology Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its UK facility in Fareham. It is the first Safran site outside France to use SAF

    Royal Navy Wildcat Tests Martlet Missile, 26-Oct-21 : #Martlet Royal Navy tests new missile system for defence against small boat attacks. HMS Defender’s Wildcat helicopter of 815 Naval Air Squadron fired the Martlet lightweight missile at an inflatable target in the sea

    UK Carrier Strike Group to Visit 40 Countries, 28-Apr-21 : #AsiaPacific UK’s Carrier Strike Group led by HMS Queen Elizabeth and including USS The Sullivans (DDG-68) and Dutch HNLMS Evertsen (F805) will cover 26,000 nautical miles in their maiden deployment to the Asia-Pacific region

    Merlin Launched Sting Ray Torpedoes, 27-Apr-21 : #torpedo Royal Navy Merlin helicopter from 820 Naval Air Squadron based at Culdrose launched dummy Sting Ray torpedoes ahead of their deployment to the Asia-Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Crowsnest Enters Service in Royal Navy, 25-Mar-21 : #Crowsnest The first of the new generation Airborne Early Warning (AEW) helicopter for the Royal Navy was delivered to 820 Squadron. The Merlin ASaC (Airborne Surveillance and Control) will make maiden deployment aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth this year

    Dutch Trio First Time On Board, 26-Nov-20 : #FOST Three Netherlands’s NH90 helicopters from 860 Squadron embarked simultaneously for the first time on board the amphibious transport HNLMS Johan de Witt. The event occurs for this year FOST training in the UK

    Leonardo UK Supporting Armed Forces COVID-19 Response, 19-Aug-20 : #coronavirus Leonardo Helicopters (UK) at Yeovil continuing operations for customer support of the Merlin and Wildcat aircraft of the UK Armed Forces in their Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

    RFA Argus Merlin Rescues Kayakers in the Caribbean, 23-Jun-20 : #kayakers A Royal Navy Commando Merlin HC4 helicopter attached to the support ship RFA Argus currently deployed in the Caribbean rescued three missing kayakers off the Cayman Islands

    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.

    Merlin Lands on River Batch 2 OPV, 13-May-20 : #Merlin A Royal Navy Merlin HC.4 landed for the time on the new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ship HMS Medway

    Royal Navy Helicopters Supporting the NHS, 06-Apr-20 : #coronavirus Royal Navy’s Merlin helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron supporting the National Health Service (NHS) throughout the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic by acting as flying ambulances and transporters flying supplies and personnel

    Permali Provides Ballistic Protection for Commando Mk4, 13-Dec-19 : #BallisticProtection Permali from Gloucester, UK secures £2M+ contract to supply ballistic protection to the Royal Navy Merlin “Junglie” Commando Mk4 helicopters. The firm provided this service for the earlier Merlin Mk2, Mk3 and the now retired Commando Sea King fleet

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