DoD exercises option for more TH-73As

16th November 2020 - 09:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Save this for later

​The helicopter will be used to train future USMC, USN and Coast Guard pilots

Leonardo company AgustaWestland Philadelphia has received a $171 million contract modification to build and deliver 36 more TH-73A trainer helicopters to the USN under the Advanced Helicopter Training System programme.

Work is scheduled for completion by December 2022.

Leonardo was awarded the original firm-fixed-price $176.5 million contract in January 2020 for 32 TH-73As, plus initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services.

The TH-73A will be used to train future USMC, USN and Coast Guard pilots, as a replacement for the TH-57B/C helicopters.

Shephard Defence Insight notes there is funding provision for 130 units in total in the FY2021 DoD budget plan.

As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to our Defence Insight and Premium News subscribers, our curated defence news content provides the latest industry updates, contract awards and programme milestones.

Back to News

Share to