The U.K.'s first squadron of Merlin HM Mk 1 helicopters was commissioned yesterday at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. The squadron, 700M, is the Intensive Flying Trials unit for the Merlin. The U.K. Ministry of Defense said it will be equipped with four aircraft, whose primary task will be establishment of in-service operating procedures and practices. Delivery of the 12th Merlin to the Royal Navy by March 31, 1999, will mark the official in-service date of the aircraft, ...
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