Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176.5 million by U.S. Department of Defense for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers. Work will be mainly performed at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021.  

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TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters assigned to Training Air Wing (TW) 5 sit on the flightline at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida. TW-5 conducts primary fixed-wing and advanced helicopter training for aviators from the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and allied nations. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michelle Tucker/Released.

William Hunt, Managing Director of Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia said, “Our plan since day one has been to offer the U.S. Navy the training capabilities they asked for, without compromise. We are honored to deliver on that promise, build the new fleet in Philadelphia and maintain it from Milton, Florida.”