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Sea Venom cleared for Lynx exports

6th April 2017 - 11:32 GMT | by Grant Turnbull, Helen Haxell in London & Rio de Janeiro


European missile manufacturer MBDA has successfully completed air carriage and jettison trials of its new Sea Venom anti-ship missile from a Royal Navy Lynx Mk8 helicopter.

The successful trials occurred just weeks before the Royal Navy's Lynx Mk8 was retired from operational service and clears the way for potential exports of the missile to legacy Lynx and Super Lynx operators, which want to integrate the missile.

The company is eyeing sales from the several nations that still operate the Lynx in a maritime role, including Brazil, Germany, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea.

Mark Sheehan, military adviser at MBDA, explained

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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