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Polish contract for multirole naval AW-101 helicopters

Four units and an integrated logistics and training package - DATA SHEET

With deliveries to be completed by 2022 the fleet will perform Anti-Submarine Warfare and combat search and rescue missions

Leonardo announced today that it has signed a contract valued at approximately 380 mln EUR (1.65 bn PLN) that will significantly enhance the Polish Navy’s helicopter capability. Through its fully owned Polish company and main industrial presence in the country, PZL-Świdnik, the industry will supply four AW-101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MoD). PZL-Świdnik, acting as the prime-contractor and responsible for the entire contract execution, was selected in a multi-stage process, meeting all the requirements of the Polish MoD, and will deliver and support the most capable maritime multirole helicopter available on the market today. The aircraft is already in service in some of the most important NATO Nations among others. 

The Świdnik facility plays a significant role in the production of all the AW-101s ordered worldwide. With deliveries expected to be completed by 2022 the AW-101 will perform a range of missions including Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR). This contract signing for the AW-101s and the relevant support package follows the Offset Agreement, valued at approx. 400 mln PLN (90 mln EUR) recently announced (see AVIONEWS).

The contract was signed today in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak and Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo, during a ceremony at Leonardo’s facility in Świdnik.

To further consolidate its presence and develop its business in Poland, the company is establishing a new legal entity headquartered in Warsaw. The new industry will represent and promote the entire technological and product portfolio. It will support the customer during the programs’ life cycle to develop partnerships with Polish industry, ensuring closeness to the customer and local stakeholders. Marco Lupo has been appointed President of Leonardo Poland, with the objective of tightening relations with Polish customers and stakeholders and reinforcing the already well-established position of the firm in the country.

The technical sheet of the helicopter is attached to this AVIONEWS.

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