Leonardo wins contract to replace US Navy’s TH-57 training helicopter

Jan 16, 2020 165

BY: David B. Larter

Leonardo’s single-engine TH-119 design has been selected to be the U.S. Navy’s TH-73A training helicopter that will replace the aged TH-57 Sea Ranger fleet, the Defense Department announced Monday. The contract, which goes through AugustaWestland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is for 32 aircraft and is valued at about $176.5 million.

Leonardo and AugustaWestland knocked off competitors Bell and Airbus to win the contract. The contract is for “initial spares, peculiar support equipment, flyaway kits, hoists, sling loads, data in excess of commercial form fit function/operations maintenance instructional training data as well as ancillary instructor pilot and maintenance personnel training” the announcement said.

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SOURCE: https://www.defensenews.com

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