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DSEI 2015: Taming the Wildcat (video)

17th September 2015 - 15:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner, Grant Turnbull in London

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The Royal Navy has revealed more details about trials it is conducting in the Gulf region to expand the capabilities of its new AW159 Wildcat Mk2 helicopter.

Speaking to reporters at this year’s DSEI exhibition in London, the head of the Wildcat maritime force, Commander Louis Wilson-Chalen, said the new 6t helicopter had embarked on the Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan this year to perform the tests.

HMS Duncan, the sixth and last Type 45, began its maiden deployment this March and was in the Gulf at the time. 

The trials involved simulating the weights of weapons that

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