Leonardo has confirmed that has received an advance payment out of the Euro 3 billion deal to supply 28 NH-90 military helicopters to the Gulf nation.
Leonardo signed the contract on March 14, 2018 for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine military helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Qatar. The company has booked the order in its backlog and has received the advance payment, the company said in a statement Monday.
Leonardo acts as overall prime contractor with responsibility for the management of the entire programme which includes 16 NH90 TTH for land operations, 12 NH90 NFH for naval missions, a comprehensive support, maintenance training services package and associated infrastructure.
The programme could be further extended in the future with the addition of 6 + 6 units in a mix of TTH and NFH variants. Leonardo will be also responsible for the final assembly and delivery of the 12 NH90 NFH helicopters from its Venice – Tessera facility in Northern Italy and an eight-year support and training services package for crews and maintenance technicians.
Meanwhile Airbus will be responsible for the final assembly of the16 NH90 TTH aircraft. Deliveries are expected to start before June 2022 and to continue through to 2025. Leonardo will also supply, contribute to and integrate various equipment, avionics and sensors.
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