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AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects

Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Hey guys,
The classic Westland/AugustaWestland/Leonardo Lynx family of helicopters has always been a personal favourite of mine. I've been fortunate enough to get 'up close and personal' with a few Royal Navy ones.
I know that the 'next gen' of the family, the AW159 Wildcat, is already in service in Britain and has been ordered by South Korea and (just recently) the Philippines, but does anybody know if any other countries are openly considering ordering some in the near future and what are its prospects overall in your opinion.
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Re: AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects

Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:40 pm

It is one of the contestants for an upcoming order from the German Navy to replace the classic Sea Lynx (I think they are Mk.88s)
The other two models being considered are the NH-90 and the SH-60R.
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Re: AW159 Wildcat (Lynx) prospects

Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:42 pm

I would imagine any of the current Super Lynx users are potential future customers.

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