Leonardo to build helicopters in Algeria
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced that in August it entered into an industrial and trade partnership agreement with the Algerian Ministry of National Defence to set up a joint venture for helicopter manufacturing.
The joint venture company will manufacture light and medium helicopters at an industrial site in Aïn Arnat, Algeria. The facility will initially manufacture three different types of AgustaWestland helicopters for various operations, including surveillance and control, medical evacuation and transport.
The joint company will provide after-sales services for local customers, including a range of training solutions and repair and overhaul capabilities.
The venture will also target the development of high technology capabilities in the field of aeronautical material production.
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