Leonardo is setting up a new helicopter facilty in Algeria as a joint venture with Algerian Ministry of Defense.
The facility is scheduled to be operational from 2021, the company said in a statement Monday.
The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial facility at Aïn Arnat, in the Sétif Province.
The joint venture is planned to assemble, sell and support several helicopter models, primarily to meet Algeria’s national requirements, but also for the export market. In addition, it will provide the end users with technical support, maintenance and training services and capabilities.
Leonardo has delivered its AW189 helicopters to the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and South Korean Seoul Fire Department to carry out fire-fighting operations in the two countries. The twin-engine, medium-lift choppers will also soon be delivered to the Tokyo Fire Department, the company said in a statement Monday
Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Victoria Police Air Wing has ordered 3 Leonardo AW139 twin engine helicopters. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon Airport on behalf of the Victoria Police Air Wing, the company said in a statement Tuesday
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has selected its BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD) to be evaluated under the US Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programme. The mission of the FCT programme is to find, evaluate and field products and technologies produced by US allies, such as the UK, where these products have a high technology readiness level in order to satisfy valid defence requirements more quickly and economically, the company said in a statement Monday
Polish Ministry of Defense has awarded Leonardo $423 million (€ 380 million or PLN 1.65 ) for four AW101 maritime multirole helicopters
Polish Ministry of Defense has signed a $101 million (400 million PLN €90 million) offset agreement for AW101 military helicopters. The Offset Agreement provides the Polish Ministry of National Defence with the commitment for establishing in the Military Aviation Works No
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