AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded two contracts by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a total value of about EUR 910 million.
The first contract includes the conversion of 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations under the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP). The 25 AW101 Merlins optimised for maritime missions will be delivered to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters.
Under the second contract, AgustaWestland will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services for the UK MoD’s fleet of Apache AH Mk.1 Attack Helicopter for five years.
The participation of AgustaWestland to these programmes, aimed at delivering enhanced capabilities to the British Armed Forces, strengthens the well established partnership between the UK MoD and the Finmeccanica Group.
These two important contracts – announced by The Rt. Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, during a visit to AgustaWestland’s factory in Yeovil, England – confirm the leadership of Finmeccanica in competing successfully in the global market and in serving effectively and efficiently our customers, with a unique combination of best products, services and customised modernisation programmes.