Wednesday, 22 February 2012

UK's next generation Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials

A Lynx Wildcat helicopter has completed 20 days of sea trials aboard the British frigate HMS Iron Duke in waters off southern England and northern Scotland. It was the latest in a series of trials required before the £16 million state-of-the-art combat aircraft can enter into active service with the British Army and the Royal Navy. The latest tests involved putting the helicopter through tests that involved over 400 day and nighttime take offs and landings from the Iron Duke in the worst weather conditions that could be found to put the mission systems, night-vision equipment and navigation systems through their paces... Continue Reading UK's next generation Wildcat helicopter completes sea trials


Fruitbat44 said...

Nice article James, and it sounds like a neat little aircraft, though one probably more at risk from Whitehall than surface-to-air fire.

Fruitbat44 said...

PS JAMES!!!! Sorry, David.

In future I will not post before coffee.