Leonardo, Poland sign offset agreement
Leonardo's UK subsidiary, Leonardo MW, has signed an offset agreement valued at about €90 million with the Polish Ministry of National Defence, Leonardo announced on 8 April.
The agreement will provide for the establishment of critical in-country maintenance capabilities for the AW101 military helicopter and its dedicated mission equipment at the Military Aviation Works No.1 in Łódź, Poland, part of the Polish Armaments Group.
The agreement is part of Leonardo's commitment to deliver the relevant capabilities required for the maintenance of modern military equipment, as well as development and sustainment of the necessary skills and experience in the country.
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