Leonardo announced Wednesday that the government of Queensland in Australia placed an order for two Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters.
The rotorcraft are expected to aid in the country's ability to respond with additional medical services and to conduct search and rescue missions on land or sea.
The AW139s will replace two older helicopter models as part of Queensland's fleet modernization program, which aims to reduce maintenance costs.
The two AW139s are expected to be delivered by December 2018, bringing Queensland's total AW139 fleet up to five.
The AW139 is a 15-seat medium-sized twin engine helicopter that cost approximately $12 million each.
Pakistan has ordered an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, SAR (Search and Rescue) and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) operations across the nation
The Italian Coast Guard has ordered two additional AW139 aircraft from Leonardo-Finmeccanica. This latest contract will increase the customer's fleet of AW139s to twelve
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made a commitment of $200 million to upgrade Nulka active missile decoy systems on existing ships. Nulka system would help defend Australia from the threat of anti-ship missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft and land, Turnbull said
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