RNAS Yeovilton, U.K. – The U.K. Royal Navy is rapidly expanding the capabilities of its new AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat maritime attack helicopters, defense officials say. The aircraft is operationally deployed for the first time, with a single aircraft currently on South Atlantic patrol with HMS Lancaster, a Type 23 frigate, since March, explained Cmdr. Glynn Owen, commander of 825 Naval Air Squadron. He spoke to Aviation Week on the eve of the RNAS Yeovilton Air Day on July 9. The ...

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