Integrated Merlin Operational Support

Under the Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract, awarded to Lockheed Martin by Leonardo Helicopters, provides exclusive support for the Merlin Mk2 Weapon System, for Merlin Avionics Systems, the Merlin Avionic Test System and the Merlin Training System at RNAS Culdrose.


  • Optimises the world-beating Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 fleet’s operational serviceability and availability in support of front line operations.
  • Reduces response times and improves system availability by having experts on-site.
  • Saves the MoD and UK taxpayers around £1bn in support costs over the 25 year contract cycle.
  • Provides a centralised team of experts at Leonardo Helicopters’ UK site in Yeovil.

IMOS brings together a wealth of experience from a formidable industry alliance: Leonardo Helicopters and Lockheed Martin.