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Poland set to sign 32-aircraft AW149 contract

30th June 2022 - 17:16 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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Poland is to sign off on an order for 32 AW149 multirole helicopters (Photo: Leonardo)

Poland will host a ceremony to mark a contract for AW149 helicopters, with a 32-aircraft deal representing a major boost to the country's military modernisation efforts.

Poland is set to host a contract signature ceremony for the AW149 multirole helicopter in Swidnik on 1 July, to mark official approval of an order for 32 aircraft. 

Alongside the new helicopters, the contract includes a logistics package for spare parts and 'consumables,' training equipment and 'advanced' simulators, according to a Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) statement.

Leonardo confirmed in a statement that the deal is worth PLN8.25 billion (€1.76 billion) and the MND confirmed that deliveries are due to take place from 2023 to 2029.

Italian brokerage Banca Akros estimated the deal to be in the region of €1.1 billion ($1.15 billion) when

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