i'm sure its great - but Wildcat puzzles me as a concept. almost all of the RN's ships have flight decks big enough to take Merlin, which is the prefered shipboard helicopter, and which the RN has enough of to fulfill the role. for the Army, Apache is the stick of choice, UAV's the ISTAR platform of choice, and the RAF's Chinook and Puma force the lifter of choice. so what role does Wildcat have - and certainly what role does Wildcat have at the kind of price were paying for it?
£26m for a helicopter that can't, and won't, carry much, can't fire much, and can't see much?