The Royal Navy is investing heavily in a multi-mission capability for its future fleet of shipborne helicopters, but the service is paying the price in terms of shrinking fleets and greater demands on support services and training. The Royal Navy is introducing a new version of the AgustaWestland EH101 Merlin helicopter, under the Merlin Capability Sustainment Program, equipping the Merlin Mk. 2 with Lockheed Martin's Vigilance multi-mission system as well as new sensors and avionics. ...

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