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Wildcat's weaponised wing takes shape

16th February 2018 - 08:51 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


A newly-designed Leonardo AW159 Wildcat weapons-carriage wing is currently under development and will enter Royal Navy (RN) service as part of the UK MoD's Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) programme early next decade.

The weapons-carriage wing was shown at the IQPC Military Helicopter conference last month and is distinguished from its older ‘common carrier’ by way of two main differences.

‘It has two hard points per side which can be used for various missile load combinations and it’s more aerodynamic,’ a Leonardo spokesperson told Shephard.

‘The old ‘common carrier’ used by the Lynx comprised an inboard section and outboard

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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