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Crowsnest to provide eyes to Merlins

16th January 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that manufacturing of the Crowsnest airborne surveillance system for its fleet of 30 Merlin Mk2s can now begin, following the award of a £269 million deal to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

The Crowsnest intelligence, surveillance and tracking system will be implemented on board the Merlin Mk2 helicopters. The deal includes the demonstration and manufacture phase and the initial provisioning of spares.

The main role of these systems will be to provide protection to the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft aircraft carriers, which are expected to undertake initial sea trials later this year. Lockheed Martin

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