U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

TH-73A helicopter ©Leonardo

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded AgustaWestland Philadelphia a US$171 million modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed in December 2022 in Philadelphia, PA.

In January 2020 Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia, was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at US$176 million for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. The TH-73A will be used to train the next generation of student aviators from the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

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