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​DSEI 2019: Leonardo stiffens up over AW149 Egyptian order

13th September 2019 - 14:03 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Manufacturer Leonardo is still unwilling to confirm that a reported order of 20 AW149 helicopters to Egypt has been completed, or that any negotiations about a prospective deal are currently taking place.

Production aircraft are currently being assembled for military operators and the model is in service, though the company has not disclosed which party is using the helicopters – despite the Royal Thai Army initially set to become a launch customer by way of an order for five of the 8t-class type, placed in 2016.

‘We are not at liberty to say which country [has put the AW149

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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