Leonardo Offers Tech Transfer, Helicopter MRO Center if Thailand Orders AW101 Choppers

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  • 02:23 PM, November 10, 2017
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Leonardo Offers Tech Transfer, Helicopter MRO Center if Thailand Orders AW101 Choppers
Leonardo, Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand sign MoU (Image: Leonardo)

Leonardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy.

The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November, the company said in a statement Friday.

The company has supplied air surveillance, naval and land radar systems, helicopters and maritime patrol radars to Thailand. Leonardo currently has several helicopter types in service with the Thai Armed Forces including the AW139 with the Royal Thai Army and the Super Lynx 300 with the Royal Thai Navy. 

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