Final year for the Danish Lynx helicopters

Denmark operates the Westland Lynx Mk90B helicopters at The Helicopter Wing Karup based at Air Base Karup, Eskadrille 723. The country signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for Nine MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters back in 2012. Sea test of the new type is underway.

For the Lynx’s final year a new special painted helicopter was revelaed through the Yeovilton Air Day Twitter, the helicopter will be on static display on the 8th of July. The type will be phased out after 37 years of active service.

The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) took delivery of eight Lynx Mk 80 between 1980 and 1981. A further two Mk 90 were delivered in 1987 and 1988 as attrition replacements. Operated by the Danish Naval Air Squadron, the RDN fleet is typically stationed upon naval inspection vessels and used to patrol Greenland and Faroe Islands as well as the Danish mainland. In January 2011, control of the Lynx fleet was transferred from the Danish Navy to the Royal Danish Air Force.

Another Lynx on static display at Nordholtz:

Main photo: Yeovilton Air Day Twitter

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