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Saturday, May 30, 2015

HMS Ocean conducts first-time operations of Wildcat helicopter

AW159 WildcatThe UK Royal Navy's latest helicopter, the Wildcat, has landed on the navy's commando carrier HMS Ocean for the first time during Exercise Joint Warrior in the North Sea.

The attack helicopter was commissioned last year at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset, and began its operational deployment at sea this year.

The new helicopters are scheduled to replace the Lynx helicopter. The Wildcat features a variety of upgrades and improvements compared to its predecessor.

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