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  • portugal Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha Portuguesa

    Marinha Portuguesa


    Naval Helicopter Squadron
    Portuguese Navy

    1993 to present    






    Helicopters

    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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    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



    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: pictured (pic2) with EHM at RNAS Yeovilton
    19203: 27may10 pictured (pic3) on USNS LCPL Roy H. Wheat (T-AK 3016) during Phoen+
    19203: at Montijo airbase
    376 mk95 19204: Marinha. ex ZH583
    AgustaWestland UK ZH583: first portuguese Lynx upgraded
    AgustaWestland UK ZH583: portuguese pilots
    377 mk95 1993 19205: Marinha. ex ZH584, pictured
    19205: aboard NRP Corte Real at Portsmouth, named Izzi.
    5 C/N found in this Organisation.




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