AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy

AW101 Helicopters for Polish Navy 14 April, 2019

Poland will sign a production contract with Italian Leonardo company to acquire AW101 helicopters configured for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) duties with the Polish navy. Polish defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed the planned buy on 8 April, stating that Warsaw intends to finalise an order during April. The acquisition is believed to include four AW101s. Leonardo Helicopters and Poland's defence ministry have signed an offset agreement worth $106 million in relation to the order. Leonardo Helicopters confirms that the rotorcraft will be assembled at its Yeovil manufacturing site in Somerset, the UK. Warsaw had previously indicated that its naval helicopter requirement would be for up to eight aircraft.

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