Thursday, April 30, 2009

Upgraded Lynx AH9 to fly in the Summer

The British Army's upgraded Lynx AH9 will first fly in July. The AH9A Modification Programme is an urgent programme to replace the engines in 12 Lynxes with the LHTEC CTS800-4N to be used in the Lynx Wildcat. The new engines will allow for a 1t increase in payload in hot and high conditions for operation in Afghanistan. The first 4 Lynxes are expected back in Army hands this October and all 12 Lynxes are expected to be back in service by November next year.

The rest of the fleet could also be re-engined, talks with AgustaWestland are currently on-going.

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