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DSEI 2023: Leonardo UK bolsters Yeovil site in preparation for New Medium Helicopter programme

15th September 2023 - 14:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Leonardo is offering its AW149 8t-class multirole battlefield helicopter for the NMH competition. (Photo: author)

'For us, it’s building helicopters, not just assembling. It’s not only about NMH but about enduring social value in terms of exports from the UK,' Leonardo UK told Shephard at DSEI 2023.

Leonardo UK is growing its Yeovil site capabilities to expand its helicopter business as the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme’s Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) is set to be released soon.

On 14 September, the company announced it had signed an MoU with the High Value Manufacturing (HMV) Catapult to explore ‘innovative opportunities and advanced manufacturing, rotorcraft technology, supply chain optimisation and skills development', focusing on Leonardo’s UK-based helicopters and electronics business.

Talking to Shephard at DSEI 2023, Mike Morrisroe, head of UK campaigns at Leonardo Helicopters said Leonardo had assessed the addressable market for helicopters, and it believes that

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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