November. 13 (UPI) – Helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland has received a $ 171 million contract to build training helicopters for U. s. Navy, the Ministry of Defense announced.
The deal, unveiled Thursday, is a contract modification for the production and delivery of 36 TH-73A aircraft to support the Navy’s advanced helicopter training system program.. . Comes after January contract, for $ 175. 5 million, for 32 helicopters and similar spare parts, with deliveries to begin in 2021.
The Navy plans to acquire a total of 130 TH-73As to replace its aging fleet of TH-57B / C Sea Ranger, in contracts potentially worth $ 648 million.
The Philadelphia-based company is a division of Italian defense contractor Leonardo, and markets the helicopter commercially as the AW119W..
In its military configuration, the rotary plane includes space for sniper rifles, multiple handheld machine guns, and rocket launcher tubes. It can hold up to seven people.
The civilian version of the helicopter is currently in use by the governments of Brazil and Mexico, border patrols in Latvia and Finland, police departments in New York City and Phoenix, and in rescue operations in Australia and Malaysia.
The letter U. s. The navy and air forces of Algeria, Israel, Bangladesh and Ecuador also have military versions.
Helicopter, US Navy, Leonardo, advanced helicopter training, AgustaWestland
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