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  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Ships in the Caribbean have been treated to an impromptu daytime firework display as the Lynx helicopter of RFA Lyme Bay tested her defences. The Royal Navy helicopter fired their Infra-Red Countermeasures – better known as flares – over waters off Grand Cayman during a training flight for the 180-knot aircraft. Flares are intended to […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    With the decommissioning of Royal Navy Lynx helicopters set for March 31, 2017, the last Lynx to deploy – Flight 208 – returned home together with HMS Portland on March 10. Commander (Cdr) Phil Richardson the Commanding Officer of 815 Naval Air Station welcomed 208 Flight back into the fold amongst their family members, friends and […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Staff and students from the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), based at HMS Sultan had a special way of saying goodbye to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet which is officially leaving service today. 440 of them gathered on the parade ground recently to spell out the word ‘Farewell’ to the Royal […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Lynx-helicopter which has been sitting on the beach in the Libyan town of Sirte was transported to the capital, Tripoli, on 27 February 2012. There, the helicopter will be prepared for civilian transport to the Netherlands.The Lynx is no longer airworthy and will be dismantled and scrapped. The Libyan authorities are assisting in the […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Fleet Air Arm is undergoing a vast programme of transition as all front line aircraft are replaced over the coming years.   The Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force (LWMF) at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is already deep into this transition, successfully introducing the Wildcat Helicopter Maritime Attack (HMA) Mk2 into service, and from […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm closed a chapter of its history on Thursday, 29 January as the training pipelines for Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 and Lynx helicopters came to an end when 6 aircrew received their Wings from His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG. During the ceremony at the Royal […]

  • 18 January 2019

    A German Navy Sea Lynx helicopter was forced to make a “safety landing” at the Kiel airport on January 16, the navy has informed. The helicopter was conducting training with tender FGS Werra in the Kiel Bight when the crew noticed a warning light in the cockpit. The crew then proceeded to land at the […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    During the U.S. Navy Exercise Spearhead IIA held off the coast of Key West, Fla., in June, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) proved that its Lynx® Multi-mode Radar successfully demonstrated the ability to support maritime operations in a littoral environment.   Integrated aboard a Predator® B/MQ-9 Reaper surrogate (King Air 350), Lynx’s Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Maritime […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force (LWMF) was awarded the prestigious Australia Shield on 26 July by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC ADC, at a ceremony held at 815 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. The Australia Shield, a gift from the people of […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two Royal UK Naval Lynx helicopter Flights were recognised on Friday, 12 September 2014, with the award of the prestigious Osprey Trophy and the Sopwith Pup Trophy.   The Osprey trophy was awarded to 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), 214 Flight, for their achievements whilst operationally embarked in HMS Montrose. Over the past year 214 […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A Lynx helicopter embarked on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland carried out one final Sea Skua anti-ship missile firing. Royal Navy will no longer be using the Sea Skua missile as the Lynx helicopters carrying it are set to retire in March. This will leave the Royal Navy with a helicopter anti-ship missile gap […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Training & Education

    This is a sight to warm the cockles of any Naval aviator’s heart: the first landing of the Fleet Air Arm’s next-generation helicopter on a ship at sea. Noon precisely in Lyme Bay on Monday, November 7, 2011 and a Wildcat touches down on the vast flight deck of RFA Argus. The helicopter is the […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Training & Education

    His Royal Highness the Duke of York visited Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton to mark the end of service of the Lynx Mk3 Full Mission Simulator (FMS) having himself first flown in it in 1984. As the Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk3 helicopters come to the end of their operational lives and the last airframe […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy’s first upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B helicopter has performed its maiden flight from the Yeovil facility in southwest England. The flight success was announced by aerospace and defense company Leonardo which is in charge of upgrading eight Mk21B helicopters under a US$160 million contract from 2014. The upgrades include the replacement of aircraft engines with the […]

  • 4 June 2014

    A small team of personnel from the Royal UK Navy’s 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), based at RNAS Yeovilton, visited South Korea to develop operating and maintenance procedures for the Lynx aircraft that both nations operate.   815 Squadron, which currently operates the Lynx Mk8 aircraft, hold an affiliation with the Republic of Korea Navy’s […]

  • 2 July 2018

    The Brazilian Navy’s second upgraded Super Lynx helicopter has performed its maiden flight from Yeovil, UK. The maiden flight started from the headquarters of Leonardo Marconi Westland (LMW) and was completed on June 21, 2018, the navy said in a statement. The N-4004 aircraft, the second of the eight Mk21B helicopters undergoing modernization, is expected […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile. According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters. Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval fliers have been training on how to land on the ever-moving deck of a warship as they get closer to landing their ‘wings’ flying qualification. Aircrew from 702 Naval Air Squadron left their base at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset to join Plymouth frigate HMS Monmouth and practise the skills fundamental […]

  • 10 July 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The British Navy has begun training the first aircrew to fly its next-generation helicopter, the Wildcat. Five Fleet Air Arm pilots and observers are undergoing conversion training at the new Wildcat Training Centre in RNAS Yeovilton right now with the helicopter, successor to the fabled Lynx, just 18 months from front-line service. From the beginning […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton has welcomed home not one but two Lynx Helicopters, as they landed simultaneously after months away on their very different global deployments.   HMS Daring circled the globe, sailing 44,000 miles during a nine-month deployment with Lynx Flight 200 on board and was re tasked mid operation to assist […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    We bring you the image of the Royal UK Navy HMS Dragon’s Lynx helicopter firing infra red flares during an exercise over the Type 45 destroyer in 2013. As well as flying her own Lynx helicopter – of 815 Naval Air Squadron based in Yeovilton – Dragon has been flexing muscle as part of joint […]

  • 27 May 2014

    HMS Somerset held a Service of Remembrance for personnel from HMS Brilliant who perished when their Lynx helicopter crashed in Mombasa, Kenya on 14 May 1989.   The ship’s company of HMS Somerset, including the embarked Lynx flight crew, took time to remember those lost from the Type 22 Broadsword-class frigate. Even a quarter of […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German Navy’s Sea Lynx helicopters returned to their full operational capability after they were grounded in 2014 due to a recurring fault on the helicopters’ fuselages. The helicopters were pulled from service due to a 20 cm rupture or hole found on 15 of the navy’s 22 helicopters. The issue was first discovered on a helicopter embarked on […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Lynx Defender returned home to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. During their 263 days away from the UK, 239 Lynx Flight from 815 Naval Air Squadron home base Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton, Somerset has been deployed in HMS Defender and their families waited to […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has successfully taken its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset. The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Training & Education

    DCNS has achieved formal qualification of the FREMM frigate Aquitaine‘s flight deck for operations with the Lynx helicopter. This milestone was reached several months ahead of schedule after a successful deck landing campaign at sea, organised by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) in early February. Trials were conducted with a Lynx helicopter operated by […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The crew of the German Navy ship, FGS Hessen, which is currently deployed within the EU Naval Force, changed an engine of the warship’s Sea Lynx Mark 88A helicopter during their recent port visit to the Seychelles last month.   The procedure of changing an engine is extremely specialized and requires for a warship’s deck […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After choosing the NHIndustries-developed NH90 to replace its old Sea King search and rescue helicopters, the German Navy now announced that it has picked the NH90 as replacement for the Sea Lynx Mk 88A helicopters. The navy said the decision to have a single aircraft type adjusted for performing both combat and search and rescue […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Flight 206 of 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) have been welcomed home by loved ones after a successful completion of a 7 month Atlantic Patrol on-board HMS Richmond.   Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Jayne Green (30) from Sherborne, 206 Flight Commander, brought them home to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton after having deployed on […]