Leonardo delivers first AW169M helicopter to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

Leonardo has delivered the first of 22 latest-generation AW169M light intermediate twin-engine helicopters for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza.

The initial delivery is linked to a contract worth €280 million, which was signed at the end of 2018. It also includes a complete support and training package that could be extended in the future for further services with an additional value of €100 million.

The AW169Ms will be used for various tasks including: maritime police/patrol, homeland customs security, law enforcement, rescue and other security duties. The delivery of all aircraft is expected to be completed by 2024, complementing a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. 

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