AW159 Wildcat conducts first Martlet LMM firing test
A series of trials to demonstrate integration of the LMM with Leonardo’s Wildcat took place from 27 April until 21 May 2020, as part of the UK MoD’s Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) programme.
Nick Whitney, managing director of Leonardo Helicopters UK, said: ‘the combination of the AW159 Wildcat and Martlet missile will be a flexible and effective tool for the RN. Next year the Wildcat fleet will embark on Carrier Strike Group missions with HMS Queen Elizabeth on its maiden operational deployment.’
Leonardo signed a 2014 contract with MBDA to integrate and install its Sea Venom/ANL heavy missile with the Wildcat. The same contract also included the integration of Thales’ light missile systems.
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