portugal Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha Portuguesa

Marinha Portuguesa


Naval Helicopter Squadron
Portuguese Navy

1993 to present    





lynx marinha portugal

Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha Portuguesa
Formed as the first unit of a new Aviação Naval (Naval Aviation) on the handover of its first 2 Westland Super Lynx Mk.95 in Jun 1993. It moved into its new facilities at BA-6 Montijo, re-establishing maritime connections with its shore-base in Sep 1993 that had been severed in 1952.

Operates the Lynx from the Marinha Vasco da Gama Class Frigates. It is unofficially known as Esq 661.



The Lynx also operate from 2 Karel Doorman Class Frigates bought to Netherlands


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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1993/    Montijo (BA6)LPMT




Models

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YearsModels
1993/    Lynx





Construction Numbers (Not all in this unit)

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
336 has.3s 1987 19201: Marinha Super Lynx mk95 type; ex Royal Navy HAS.3 ZF559; uk test serial ZH+
19201: embarked on NRP Alvarez Cabral during visit to Liverpool.
Royal Navy ZF559: RN f/f 27nov87 d/d 04apr88; to HAS.3S type; conv Super Lynx mk.95 ZH580; to Portugal as 19201
Royal Navy ZF559: dd to storage at RNAY Wroughton by Jan 1988 until c Nov 1990
Westland ZH580: To Yeovil by Dec 1990 for conversion for Portuguese Navy
338 has.3s 1988 19202: Marinha Super Lynx mk95 type; ex Royal Navy HAS.3 ZF561; uk test serial ZH+
19202: EHM by Aug 1999. Embarked on NRP Corte-Real during STANAVFORLANT visit to+
Royal Navy ZF561: RN f/f 23mar88 d/d 04apr88; conv Super Lynx mk.95 ZH581; to Portugal as 19202
Royal Navy ZF561: RNAY Wroughton by Apr 1988. To Yeovil by Dec 1990 for conversion for Portuguese Navy
375 mk95 1993 19203: Marinha, test serial ZH582
19203: 11Jul09 pictured (pic2) with EHM at RNAS Yeovilton
19203: 27may10 pictured (pic3) on USNS LCPL Roy H. Wheat (T-AK 3016) during Phoen+
19203: 30jan15 at Montijo airbase
376 mk95 19204: Marinha. ex ZH583
377 mk95 1994 19205: Marinha. ex ZH584
5 C/N found in this Organisation.




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