§ 16. Mr. Woodall
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the performance of the Lynx helicopter;and if he will make a statement on its operational deployment.
§ Dr. Gilbert
Yes. The Lynx is currently undergoing intensive flying trials with the Navy and Army. The Naval version is due to enter squadron service later this year and will progressively replace the Wasp in destroyers and frigates. The Army version will replace the Scout from 1978 onwards.