The U.K. is now undergoing flight trials of the Merlin Mk2, an upgrade of its anti-submarine warfare helo. With video.
The service will get 30 updated helos, with upgraded radar and acoustic performance, although the core of the program is to deal with obsolescence and stretch service life until at least 2029.
Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor, and AgustaWestland, the platform provider, released a video of the Mk2. Here are excerpts showing the airframe, but also the new cockpit and mission station:
The helo is to reach full operational capability in 2014.