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Sea Lion takes to the air

8th December 2016 - 21:58 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Donauwörth


Germany’s NH90 Sea Lion naval multirole helicopter has officially flown for the first time, placing the type squarely in the frame for potential future selection as a Sea Lynx replacement.

At a ceremony at the Airbus Helicopters facility in Donauwörth on 8 December marking the first flight of the Sea Lion a week earlier, officials stressed the importance of the €750 million effort to replace the German Navy’s Sea King Mk41 fleet, which currently suffers from poor availability rates, with the Sea Lion.

‘We need to keep to a tight schedule if we are to replace the Sea King

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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