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.