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IT2EC 2022: AW159 Wildcat support and training contract renewed

26th April 2022 - 13:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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A British Army Lynx AH.1 during a recent exercises in Oman. (Photo: UK MoD)

A similar training and simulation procurement model to the AW159 may be adopted for the New Medium Helicopter requirement in the UK.

A five-year, £360 million ($457.6 million) support and training contract for the AW159 Wildcat helicopter has been renewed with Leonardo Helicopters UK.

This latest contract covers the period from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2027 and includes all 62 airframes.

The new contract forms part of the 34-year Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) arrangement, the contract includes spares provision, a three-year scheduled maintenance service, enhanced technical support including aircraft safety management, as well as delivering synthetic and ground-based training for aircrew and aircraft maintainers.

The UK MoD operates two types of Wildcat from RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset: the

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