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Poland to acquire 4 Leonardo AW101 maritime multirole helicopters for €380 million

Italy’s Leonardo was awarded a €380 million (PLN 400 million, $424 million) contract to supply four AW101 maritime multirole helicopters to the Polish Navy, the company said in a Friday, April 26 release.

The contract includes a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package, the release said. Leonardo’s Polish subsidary PZL-Świdnik will act as the prime contractor.

The contract signing follows an offset agreement, valued at approximately €90 million, signed with Leonardo’s U.K. subsidiary.

Deliveries are expected to be complete by 2022.

Leonardo says the Świdnik facility “plays a significant role in the production of all the AW101s ordered worldwide.

The Polish Navy AW101s will perform a range of missions including Anti-Submarine Warfare and Combat Search and Rescue.

“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,” Leonardo Helicopters managing director Gian Piero Cutillo said, adding that “the broad scope of industrial collaboration under the Offset Agreement will guarantee secure and independent fleet management.”

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