Mar 30, 2015
First Operational Deployment of Royal Navy Wildcat maritime attack helicopter
The Type 23 frigate sailed from her home in Portsmouth on Saturday, March 21 for a routine nine-month Atlantic patrol tasking.
HMS Lancaster is the first ship in the Royal Navy to deploy with the new Wildcat Helicopter.
This deployment will afford the Royal Navy the opportunity to understand and develop the aircraft and its support systems and maintenance procedures.
The Wildcat is designed for a variety of roles – anti-ship, anti-submarine, ship protection, casualty evacuation, battlefield reconnaissance and general utility.