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DSEi 2011: Wildcat progresses towards service entry

15th September 2011 - 12:42 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


AgustaWestland has flown more than half the hours associated with the flight test campaign of the AW159 Lynx Wildcat, it has been revealed.

The three prototypes and two production aircraft have flown a combined 350 hours as the aircraft edges closer to service entry with the British Army in April 2012.

Speaking to Shephard at DSEi in London, David Hillcoat, head of Lynx and Wildcat at AgustaWestland, said that the Wildcat had completed critical hot and high trials in Colorado and recently flown with representative weapon loads of FASGW Light and Heavy - the weapons that will eventually go on

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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