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MSPO 2019: Leonardo puts W-3 Sokól upgrade offer on the table

4th September 2019 - 11:19 GMT | by Tim Martin in Kielce


PZL Swidnik, under parent company Leonardo and in collaboration with the Polish Armaments Group has proposed a W-3 Sokół upgrade to the country’s MoD - as part of a modernisation plan for the aircraft.

An identical avionics suite to the 4.5t AW169 is being offered, including a glass cockpit, four-axis autopilot, synthetic vision system, with new rotor blades, Full Authority Digital Engine Controls and a 200kg MTOW increase also part of potential future improvements.

‘The new blades, in particular, which will be developed in Poland are crucial and will change the flight envelope of the helicopter and the result is

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

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

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