To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Crowsnest to provide eyes to Merlins

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


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

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

Read full bio

Share to