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Wildcat Helicopters to aid UK COVID-19 operations

30th March 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The British Army has deployed three Leonardo AW159 Wildcat Helicopters to support the national effort to help coronavirus patients.

Aircraft from the Army Air Corps based at RNAS Yeovilton will provide assistance to the government where needed across the southeast and southwest UK.

Additional helicopters from RAF Odiham and RAF Benson will also be mobilised.

The twin-engine AW159 multirole helicopter has logged over 50,000 flight hours, with more than 70 being operated by the British Army, RN, South Korean Navy and Philippine Navy.

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