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Leonardo receives Polish AW101 contract

30th April 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has received a €380 million contract from the Polish Ministry of National Defence to supply four AW101 helicopters for the Polish Navy, the company announced on 26 April.

The company will deliver the helicopters and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package through its Polish subsidiary PZL-Świdnik.

The helicopters will be used to perform a wide range of missions including anti-submarine warfare and combat SAR.

Gian Piero Cutillo, managing director, Leonardo Helicopters, said: ‘The supply of the best-in-class maritime AW101s will allow the Polish Navy to meet its rigorous requirements for the protection of national security in the Baltic Sea and for NATO operations.

‘It will also enable life-saving missions in demanding conditions with second-to-none effectiveness, leveraging Leonardo’s leading role in the maritime helicopter field. Also, the broad scope of industrial collaboration under the offset agreement will guarantee secure and independent fleet management.’

Deliveries are expected to be completed by 2022.

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