Jul 20, 2014
Royal Navy’s Merlin MK2 sub-hunting helicopters enter 4 months ahead schedule
the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took part in Exercise Deep Blue, simulating anti-submarine warfare, maritime patrol and casualty evacuation capabilities.
Merlin Mk2 helicopters will serve on board HMS Queen Elizabeth as well as operating from frigates, destroyers and Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships. A further 15 aircraft will arrive at Royal Navy Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose in Cornwall over the next 18 months.