April 2005 MoD announce Future Lynx has been selected to fulfil both the Army Air Corps BLUH and the Fleet Air Arm SCMR roles
22/06/2006 AgustaWestland awarded an almost 1 billion contract to produce 70 (40 AAC and 30 FAA) Future Lynx aircraft (plus 10 options)
December 2008 Contract signed for 62 helicopters (34 AAC, 28 FAA). ISD of 2014 is expected.
AgustaWestland name the aircraft commercially as AW.159 Lynx Wildcat
12/11/2009 First Flight took place at Yeovil of the first aircraft, ZZ400