Trent Pushes Boundaries to Expand Helicopter Operations

HMS Trent has been pushing aircrews to the limit as she helps write the rulebook for helicopter operations around the globe. The patrol ship has served as a testbed for two weeks of intensive trials with a Wildcat helicopter in the Mediterranean, testing the aircraft in different weather and sea conditions, with different weights and loads by day and night…

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Diamond Joins NATO for Mediterranean Operations

Destroyer HMS Diamond has carried out air-defense training and patrols in the eastern Mediterranean after joining a NATO task group. The Portsmouth-based ship is currently part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, which provides security to and is ready to respond to threats in the region. She has been working alongside ships and personnel from allies such as Italy, Spain,…

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Leonardo AW159 Wildcat Fires First Marlet Missile

March 26, 2020 – Leonardo and Thales are proud to announce the first successful firings of the Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) from Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter. The firings were conducted as part of the UK MOD’s Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) program and demonstrated the integration of the Martlet onto the AW159 platform. This represents a major milestone…

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