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Wildcat puts to sea

10th November 2011 - 10:14 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London, UK

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The AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat has landed on a ship at sea for the first time.

The landing on 7 November marks the beginning of four weeks of SHOL (ship helicopter operating limits) trials from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) aviation training ship Argus off the south coast of the UK.

A team from AgustaWestland, experts from the Aircraft Test and Evaluation Centre at Boscombe Down, and Royal Navy air engineers and technicians have joined Argus for the trials.

The aircraft was landed on the Argus by lieutenant commanders Robert Dowdell and Lee Evans assisted by a Lynx Mk8 of

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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