Sub-hunting Merlin to develop tactics with American Navy

October 22, 2018 – Royal Navy Aviators, currently deployed on HMS Queen Elizabeth, will take part in submarine-hunting tests with the US Navy.

820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are sending a team and two of their Merlin Mk2 helicopters to the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre, to take part in tactical development and training alongside their colleagues from the US Navy.

820 NAS are currently supporting the F35 flying trials onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth off the East Coast of the USA, and will bring their considerable ASW expertise to bear in exercises with the Americans.

Royal Navy Aviators, currently deployed on HMS Queen Elizabeth, will take part in submarine-hunting tests with the US Navy.

820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are sending a team and two of their Merlin Mk2 helicopters to the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC on Ambrose Island, Bahamas), to take part in tactical development and training alongside their colleagues from the US Navy.

820 NAS are currently supporting the F35 flying trials onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth off the East Coast of the USA, and will bring their considerable ASW expertise to bear in exercises with the Americans.