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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

24 of 30 Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 Helicopters Have Reached Full Operational Capability

Merlin Mk2 HelicopterThe first 24 Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 helicopters have achieved full operational capability. 6 Merlin Mk1 are still to be delivered as part of the 25-year Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP), awarded in January 2006 to Lockheed Martin UK.

The MCSP’s objective is to provide a long-term sustainment and improvement of the ASW capability of the helicopters and gradually transform them into multi-role platforms.

The cost of the programme is at USD750 million.

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