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Wildcat trials continue with first landing on frigate at sea

13th January 2012 - 10:17 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat has touched down on a frigate at sea for the first time as it continues ship landing trials.

In November, the Wildcat made its first deck landing on the the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) aviation training ship Argus just off the south coast of the UK as part of SHOL (ship helicopter operating limits) trials to get the aircraft into navy service.

Now the aircraft will spend the next month flying from the HMS Iron Duke in the English Channel. A team of 30 experts has joined the Type 23 frigate for the evaluation; the

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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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