Herley Industries Inc. announced that AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, has awarded them a contract to provide its PCM770 Encoders for use in the Flight Test Data Acquisition System of the AgustaWestland next-generation Lynx Helicopter. The Future Lynx will be the UK Army's new Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopter and the Navy's new Surface Combatant Maritime Rotorcraft. The first flight of the Future Lynx Helicopter is expected to take place in late 2009 with first deliveries starting in 2012.
Myron Levy, Herley's Chairman and CEO, said, "Herley's test instrumentation and data acquisition product line is widely accepted for flight testing airborne vehicles. We are pleased to support the UK and AgustaWestland in this important program."