Future Lynx to Meet UK MoD Future Requirements


Released on Thursday, March 24, 2005
United Kingdom
US101
Wildcat HMA
MoD - Ministry of Defence
UK - United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) has declared AgustaWestland's Future Lynx proposal as preferred option for land and sea helicopter future requirements. The estimated value of the improved Future Lynx program is estimated at £1 billion ($1.9 billion) as part of the MoD commitment to invest approximately £3 billion in rotorcraft over the next 10 years.

In the land helicopter role, Future Lynx will perform scout missions finding enemy targets. In the sea configuration, Sea Lynx will be capable of performing maritime attack missions. Future Lynx is expected to integrate advanced sensors and other improvements to the combat proven Lynx design that will allow to extend its service life well into the 21st century.

The UK MoD decision follows the US presidential helicopter contract awarded to US101 team, US101 is based on AgustaWestland's EH101 heavyweight helicopter.

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