Royal Navy Wildcat Demo Team

Leonardo is proud to sponsor the Royal Navy Wildcat Demo Team for 2021. From our historic Yeovil site, Leonardo engineers design, develop, manufacture and support the AW159 Wildcat helicopter.

The AW159 Wildcat is the latest-generation all-weather attack helicopter, capable of autonomous detection, identification and engagement of Land and Maritime targets. The platform has state-of-the-art avionics and mission systems for excellent crew situational awareness; a complete suite of self-protection measures and a range of Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine Warfare weapons ensure that the AW159 Wildcat can operate in contested environments.

AW159 Wildcat HMA Mk2, as demonstrated by the Royal Navy Wildcat Demo Team, routinely deploys with Royal Navy Frigates and Destroyers on operations worldwide. Its purpose, as a multi-role helicopter across the full spectrum of military operations, is to provide high-end warfighting capabilities at sea, including Force Protection Maritime to Task Groups such as Carrier Strike Group, led by a Queen Elizabeth carrier. The helicopter also plays key roles around the globe supporting humanitarian aid, disaster relief operations, and search and  rescue missions.

The Royal Navy Wildcat Demo Team provides the opportunity to display this fantastic helicopter to the public across the UK and Europe.


2021 Display Schedule


After some time away from public displays, the Royal Navy Wildcat Demo Team, previously known as the ‘Black Cats’ in their double-helicopter incarnation, is excited to bear their claws again this summer at the following events (all displays and dates subject to change):

27 August
Sidmouth Air Show
2-5 September
Bournemouth Air Festival
10-12 September
Sanicole Air Show
17 September
Mildenhall Families Day

AW159 Multi-Role Land and Naval Helicopter

AW159 Multi-Role Land and Naval Helicopter

The AW159 twin-engine multi-mission military helicopter is capable of autonomous detection, identification and attack of Land and Naval targets, featuring state-of-the-art avionics and mission systems for excellent crew situational awareness, along with complete suite of self-protection measures facilitating rapid tactical assessment in any theatre of operations.

Supporting military personnel past and present

We recognise the immense contribution that the members of the UK Armed Forces make to our nation through their service and sacrifices as a result of their duty.

Typhoon Display Team

Typhoon Display Team

Leonardo is a partner company of the Eurofighter Typhoon consortium and is once again proud to be sponsoring the Royal Air Force Typhoon Display Team throughout 2021.

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