Polish Navy to Get Four AW101 Maritime Multirole Helicopters

Released on Friday, April 26, 2019
EH101 Merlin
ASW - Anti Submarine Warfare
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
CSAR - Combat Search and Rescue
MoD - Ministry of Defence
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
SAR - Search and Rescue
Four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to be supplied with PZL-Swidnik acting as prime contractor

With deliveries to be completed by 2022 the fleet will perform Anti-Submarine Warfare and combat search and rescue missions

Profumo: "A key step in our longstanding collaboration with the Polish MoD and industry that sees us committed to further growth and collaborations in Poland"

Leonardo Poland is established to enable a stronger, more effective coordination in all areas of business for the benefit of Polish customers and stakeholders. Leonardo announced today that it has signed a contract valued at approximately 380 mln EUR (1.65 bn PLN) that will significantly enhance the Polish Navy's helicopter capability. Through its fully owned Polish company and main industrial presence in the country, PZL-Swidnik, Leonardo will supply four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MoD).

PZL-Swidnik, acting as the prime contractor and responsible for the entire contract execution, was selected in a multi-stage process, meeting all the requirements of the Polish MoD, and will deliver and support the most capable maritime multirole helicopter available on the market today. The helicopter is already in service in some of the most important NATO nations among others. The Swidnik facility plays a significant role in the production of all the AW101s ordered worldwide.

With deliveries expected to be completed by 2022 the AW101 will perform a range of missions including Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR). This contract signing for the AW101s and the relevant support package follows the Offset Agreement, valued at approx. 400 mln PLN (90 mln EUR) recently announced.

The contract was signed today in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Blaszczak and Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo, during a ceremony at Leonardo's facility in Swidnik.

Source: Leonardo: 380 mln EUR contract for maritime multirole helicopters with the Polish Ministry of National Defense

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