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The manufacture of Polish AW101 kicks off

On December 6th the Leonardo group informed about having manufactured the first batch of structural components of the future AW101 helicopters, which will be operated by the Polish Navy.

The first batch of structural components of the future Polish AW101 helicopters, including the forward lower section of the fuselage and ceiling plate, have been manufactured at the company’s subsidiary, PZL Swidnik.

The manufacturer admits that this is the milestone in the process of manufacturing and delivery of four AW101 helicopters to the Polish Navy. The contract, signed in April 2019 and worth approx. 1,65 billion Polish Zloty, includes also and extensive logistical and training package.

Following the delivery to the Polish Navy, which is expected to take place by 2022, the future Polish AW101 helicopters will engage in a wide range of operations, such as ASW warfare and combat search-and-rescue missions

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