Both flavours of FASGW
Computer generated image of the Royal Navy’s Wildcat attack helicopter, fitted with next generation precision missiles.
The Royal Navy’s new Wildcat attack helicopters are to be fitted with next generation precision missiles thanks to a £90 million contract with a British defence company that will sustain 300 UK jobs.
Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) (FASGW(H)) and FASGW (Light) missiles will be integrated, tested and installed onto 28 Wildcat helicopters by 2020. Capable of targeting small boats, fast attack craft and targets on land, each airframe is able to carry up to twenty missiles.
The FASGW programme has protected over 300 jobs across the United Kingdom will sustain a number of additional jobs at AgustaWestland in Yeovil, Somerset, which employs over 3,000 people.
An initial £500 million investment into the highly advanced anti-ship missiles was the first new collaborative equipment project to follow the Anglo-French summit which took place at RAF Brize Norton in January.
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