About the Wildcat Helicopter Maritime Attack (HMA) Mk2
Wildcat Mk2 is the next-generation multi-role helicopter, specifically procured to operate from Royal Navy frigates and destroyers. As a ship-borne helicopter, Wildcat can be deployed to tackle a range of threats at sea.
With state-of-the-art sensors, equipment and weapons, the Wildcat Mk2 keeps the Royal Navy at the cutting-edge of worldwide maritime operations. It has a powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions. It is capable of being armed with Sting Ray torpedoes, a 12.7mm calibre M3M cabin-mounted machine gun, and Martlet and Sea Venom missiles – providing the Royal Navy with greater firepower.
The Wildcat HMA Mk2 is operated by the Wildcat Maritime Force and delivers anti-surface warfare, maritime security, force protection, counter-piracy and counter-narcotics, maritime counterterrorism, anti-submarine warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations.
It is an incredibly versatile helicopter, also capable of maritime lift tasks, search and rescue, intra-theatre lift, and limited troop insertion. Additionally, Wildcat can be called upon to support humanitarian relief and evacuation operations.