Eleven A109 LOH Helicopters Ordered By Malaysia


Released on Thursday, October 2, 2003
Malaysia
South Africa
Sweden
AW109 LUH
Agusta, an AgustaWestland subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia for the supply of 11 A109 LOH (Light Observation Helicopter) helicopters to be operated by the Malaysian Army Aviation.

The contract for the supply of 11 A109 LOHs is worth $70 million and includes technology transfer as offset to the Malaysian Industries.

The A109 LOH is a derivative of the proven A109 LUH helicopter and has been designed to carry out reconnaissance, observation, tactical transport and area suppression missions.

Malaysia will become the seventh A109 operator following recent acquisitions of A019 LUH helicopters by Sweden and South Africa.

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