Portuguese Navy will wait for the delivery of the first out of five modernised Super Lynx Mk 95A helicopter until January 2021. Deliveries are planned to be completed in 2021.
Leonardo was awarded a EUR69 million contract in July 2016 to modernise the Portuguese Navy’s five Super Lynx Mk 95 aircraft. The first modernised helicopter completed its maiden flight on 14 February at Leonardo Helicopters' facility in Yeovil, United Kingdom. The modernisation package includes the replacement of the original Rolls-Royce Gem 42 engines with more powerful LHTEC CTS800-4N turboshafts.