Wednesday, July 2, 2014
AgustaWestland to Update Brazilian Navy Lynx Mk21As
AgustaWestland and the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation have penned a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued at more than $160 million, includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC, navigation, displays suite and mission avionics. A comprehensive support and training package that includes a Flight Training Device is also included in the contract.
Photo courtesy AgustaWestland
The upgrade activities will begin in mid-2015 at AgustaWestland’s plant in Yeovil, UK, with the first helicopter scheduled for delivery back to the customer in the 2017. The complete batch of upgraded aircraft expected by early 2019.