AgustaWestland will deliver its first Lynx Wildcat helicopter to the UK Ministry of Defence at the Farnborough air show on 11 July, the company has announced.

On order for the British Army and Royal Navy as a replacement for their legacy Lynx fleets, the new aircraft will be based at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset for both services, which will acquire a combined 62 of the new-generation type.

The first several examples are to be delivered for use by the army, with AgustaWestland having stated late last year that these would be handed over from April. The RN should receive its first aircraft in 2013.

The Lynx Wildcat is also being offered to potential export customers under the product name AW159.

Source: Flight International