Leonardo Flies First Fully Upgraded Merlin Mk. 4

Credit: Leonardo-Finmeccanica
LONDON—Leonardo-Finmeccanica has performed the first flight of an upgraded and navalized Merlin Mk. 4 for Britain’s Royal Navy. The aircraft, one of 25 handed to the navy by the Royal Air Force (RAF), has received the avionics upgrade developed for the navy’s Merlin Mk. 2 anti-submarine warfare...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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