AgustaWestland has won a contract for the delivery of 16 new AW101 search and rescue helicopters to Norway, with the official agreement worth $732 Million to be signed on 19th November.
The contract will provide a significant strengthening of the public search and rescue service and ensure emergency readiness throughout the country.
“I am very pleased that we soon will be signing the contract with AgustaWestland. This will insure a significantly improved safety for people at sea, along the coast and in remote areas around the country,” says the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen.
The new helicopters will be able to relieve significantly more people in distress, be noticeably faster and with longer range than today - under virtually all weather conditions. Additionally, search capability and the possibility for medical treatment are significantly improved.
AgustaWestland AW 101 is the candidate that in total, after intensive negotiations, best meets the demands for Norway's future SAR helicopter. On 7 November 2013 the Government gave the Ministry of Justice and Public Security the authorization to finalize the negotiation and sign the contract for the new rescue helicopter.
The acquisition process started on 21 October 2011 with the announcement of prequalification. Tender documents were released on12. July 2012 and the offers was received from four bidders on 18 December the same year. The intention is to sign the contract with AgustaWestland after the standstill period of fourteen days has expired.
Referring to press reports related to the possible cancellation of the contract for the supply of 12 VVIP AW101 helicopters to India, Finmeccanica confirms that its subsidiary company, AgustaWestland, has received no such communication from Indias MOD. Finmeccanica is confident in India's reputation for fair and transparent proceedings and respect for the rule of law, for which India has an established reputation
Indian Defense Minister A K Antony today said that the delivery of AW-101 helicopters for VIP use from AugustaWestland is on schedule. The announcement comes as a surprise since the Minister only last month ordered an inquiry into the alleged ‘malpractices’ involving the deal
AgustaWestland today announced that a contract has been signed by the Government of India for the acquisition of twelve AW101 helicopters that will perform government transport duties. The contract, valued at around € 560 million($764 million), includes an extensive five year logistic support service and initial aircrew and technician training
Finmeccanica announced today that the Royal Norwegian Air Forces first of 16 AgustaWestland AW101 helicopters successfully performed its maiden flight on 21 March at its Helicopter Division Yeovil factory in the UK. The successful on-schedule maiden flight marks a major milestone and the start of the flight test programme that will lead to initial aircraft deliveries to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MoJ) in 2017
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The Norwegian Government has today submitted to Parliament a revised National Budget in which it confirms that it will present a proposal for development of the Joint Strike Missile before the summer. This further development of Kongsbergs JSM will implement Stage III in the development of the JSM missile for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
AgustaWestland has won a contract for 16 AW101 helicopters estimated €1.15 billion, to meet the Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter (NAWSARH) requirement, with an option for six further aircraft
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