Leonardo's AW159 is designed for maritime and utility missions. Photo courtesy of Leonardo
Leonardo presented its AW159 Wildcat helicopters to Malaysia’s Armed Forces, the manufacturer said Tuesday.
The two Wildcats are part of the French Navy’s five-month amphibious deployment, Exercise Jeanne d’Arc, to the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific. They will also be embarked on the helicopter assault ship FS Dixmude to provide a battlefield reconnaissance capability to the deployed forces.
The Royal Malaysian Navy operates the Leonardo Super Lynx 300 with anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare configurations. The Philippine Navy will receive its two AW159s with for the same roles later this year.