Leonardo: the US Department of Defense confirms options for 36 TH-73As

(To Leonardo)

Leonardo welcomes the announcement of the US Department of Defense with which, as part of the program for the construction of the new advanced training system for the US Navy for which AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. is responsible, options are exercised for an additional 36 helicopters TH-73A for a value of 171 million dollars. Production and deliveries will be completed by December 2022 in Philadelphia.

This year in January Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., was awarded a first contract worth 176 million dollars 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.

The helicopters will be used to train the next generation of US Navy, Marine Corps and US Coast Guard pilots.