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Westland's Wildcat helicopter makes maiden flight for Navy

A Wildcat attack helicopter Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has made its maiden flight in Somerset.

Yeovil-based Agusta Westland is supplying 62 Wildcats to the Ministry of Defence in the next two years. The aircraft replaces the Lynx and has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in more extreme conditions.