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Battlefield Lynx  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1977
Total Production: 120
Also Known As: Lynx AH Mk9A, Lynx AH7, Lynx AH9 and Lynx Mk9T
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Leonardo Helicopters
Parent System: Lynx
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1976
Total Production: 492
Family Members: Super Lynx, Wildcat AH1 and Wildcat HMA
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Description: The GKN/AgustaWestland Lynx is a lightweight, twin-engine, multi-role helicopter designed to meet the requirements of the British Army and the Royal Navy for battlefield and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) missions respectively. The Royal Navy's Sea Lynx are also suitable to conduct anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions employing anti-ship missiles. The Lynx helicopter family was ordered by the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Oman and the Republic of Korea (RoK) as well as other operators. The basic Lynx helicopter was powered by two Rolls-Royce Gem 42 turboshaft engines but more recent upgraded versions are powered by two CTS800-4N engines. It entered service in 1976 and was successfully deployed for the first time during the Falklands conflict in 1982. The AW159 Lynx Wildcat, originally referred to as the Future Lynx, represents the most modern standard and was introduced in 2014.

The Lynx employed by the British Army, also known as the Battlefield Lynx, primary role is to engage armored vehicles using up to eight TOW anti-tank missiles. This helicopter features a roof-mounted sight. The secondary role of Lynx is utility helicopter transporting material and/or personnel as well as medical evacuation etc. The British Army purchased up to 120 Lynx helicopters and no export customer was reported. The British Army's Battlefield Lynx entered service in 1977 and was successfully deployed during the Gulf War in 1991. Subsequently it was deployed over the former Yugoslavia and recently in Iraq during operation Telic (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in 2003. The British Army ordered 22 upgraded Lynx AH Mk9A helicopters delivered by 2012. The Lynx AH9 or AH Mk9/A/T are powered by CTS800-4N turboshaft engines compared to the Gem 42 engines of previous versions such as the AH7. As of January 2015 the British Army operates roughly 70 Battlefield Lynx helicopters including AH7 and AH9 versions. The AH7 are slated for replacement by the more capable Wildcat AH1s by 2020.

Battlefield Lynx Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Troops: 9
Height: 3.50 meter (11.5 foot)
Length: 15.2 meter (50 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 12.8 meter
Width: 3.02 meter
Max Range: 981 kilometer (530 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 2,240 shp (1,671 kW)
Cruise Speed: 254 kph (158 mph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 330 kph (178 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 5.40 hour (0.23 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,126 kilogram (11,301 pound)
Payload: 1,360 kilogram (2,998 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Battlefield Lynx News

There are 6 news between
22 Feb 2009 and 15 Dec 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011AgustaWestland Set to Complete Delivery of Lynx AH Mk9As to the British Army
Friday, March 26, 2010British Army Orders Ten More Lynx Upgraded to Mk9A Standard with CTS800-4N Engines
Tuesday, January 19, 2010First Upgraded Lynx MK9A Helicopters Enter Service
Tuesday, December 22, 2009British Army Takes Delivery of First Four Lynx Mk9A Helicopters
Wednesday, September 16, 2009First Upgraded British Army Lynx AH Mk9A Flies with CTS800 Engines
Sunday, February 22, 2009LHTEC Awarded UK MoD CTS800 Lynx Upgrade Contract

Operators & Related Equipment

United Kingdom120
The British Army has ordered 22 Mk9A upgraded helicopters by 2012
20168Lynx AH9/9A
201521Lynx AH9
201472Lynx AH7 (50) Lynx AH9 (22)
201362Lynx AH7 (40) Lynx AH9/9A (22)
201269Lynx AH7 (47) Lynx AH9 (22)
201175Lynx AH7 (53) Lynx AH9 (22)
201076Lynx AH7 (54) Lynx AH9 (22)
2008108Lynx AH7 (84) Lynx AH9 (24)
2007112Lynx AH7 (88) Lynx AH9 (24)
2006112Lynx AH7 (88) Lynx AH9 (24)

Grand Total 1201
Defensive Weapons
BGM-71D TOW 2x8
Propulsion Systems
Gem 42x2
Protection Systems
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