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AFA 2012: Northrop Grumman to offer AW101 for US programmes

18th September 2012 - 22:33 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor


Northrop Grumman plans to offer the AgustaWestland AW101 for two key US helicopter programmes, under a teaming agreement announced at the Air Force Association's Air & Space conference.

The two companies will offer a US-built AW101 for both the US Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) and the US Navy’s programme to develop a new ‘Marine One’ Presidential Helicopter.

Speaking to Shephard at the conference, AgustaWestland chief executive officer Bruno Spagnolini said that the same essential platform would be developed for both programmes and would feature an increase of US content.

Under the teaming agreement, Northrop Grumman will act as

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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