Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., was awarded a contract worth USD 176.472.608 from the U.S. Department of Defense for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, together with an initial package of spare parts, support. and dedicated equipment as well as training services for pilots and maintenance technicians. This contract, covered with Fiscal Year 2020 funds allocated to the US Navy, was awarded following a tender. The production activities will mainly be carried out at the Leonardo factory in Philadelphia and will be completed in October 2021.
Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo's CEO, said: “With an almost forty-year presence in Philadelphia, we are proud to have been chosen by the US Navy as its new partner in this program with our TH-119 helicopter. We are proud to be able to make an important contribution to the future of the defense of the United States ".
Gian Piero Cutillo, Managing Director Leonardo Helicopters, added: “Today's news is a clear confirmation of our ability to offer solutions capable of setting new standards for training. We are ready to work with the US Navy to ensure that future pilots are trained to the best of their ability to meet all future operational requirements. "
William Hunt, Managing Director Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia, added: “Our goal has been from the outset to offer the US Navy the training skills required, without compromising on customer expectations. We are honored to be able to deliver on this promise, to be able to build the new helicopter fleet in Philadelphia and to support it with our maintenance services from Milton in Florida. "