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South African Super Lynx 300 First Flight

25 Apr 2006

The first of four Super Lynx 300 helicopters for South Africa took to the air for the first time on 24th April 2006 at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory in the UK.

The South African Navy Super Lynx 300 aircraft have a high level of South African sourced avionics and mission equipment. The aircraft are equipped with a range of advanced sensors including a 360 degree scan search radar, a nose mounted FLIR, Electronics Support Measures system, and a data link.

Pilot and ground crew conversion training will be conducted by AgustaWestland at its Customer Training Centre in Yeovil starting in early 2007 and will be completed prior to the delivery of the aircraft to the South African Air Force later in 2007. The aircraft will be based at Air Force Base Ysterplaat where they will be flown by South African Air Force pilots for the Navy and will be deployed on the South African Navy Valour class frigates performing anti-surface warfare, maritime patrol and SAR roles.

The contract for the four Super Lynx aircraft was placed in 2003. South Africa is the forth country to select the Super Lynx 300 following Malaysia, Thailand and Oman.



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