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First upgraded Brazilian Super Lynx flies

4th October 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Leonardo has successfully conducted the maiden flight of the first modernised Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopter at its Yeovil facility, on 28th September 2017.

Eight aircraft are being upgraded, with the new fleet set to give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness.

The Super Lynx Mk21B is powered by two new generation CTS800-4N engines, which provide the helicopter with performance improvements, especially in hot environments, increasing payload and mission effectiveness.

The upgraded helicopter features a new glass cockpit and an advanced avionic suite comprising a tactical processor, satellite based navigation system, civil navigation aids including a traffic collision avoidance system, automatic identification system, radar warning receiver/electronic surveillance measures integrated with countermeasures dispensers and a full night vision goggle compatible cockpit, together with a new electrically powered rescue hoist.

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