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Fleet Air Arm forms Lynx Wildcat training squadron

26th May 2009 - 18:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


700W NAS has been commissioned to form the Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron.

The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westlands.

The first flight of the aircraft is on schedule to take place in November 2009 with the first airframe having entered final assembly in November 2008, ahead of schedule.

The new Squadron is already actively involved the design and development of the Wildcat and will form part of the

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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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