PZL-Świdnik awarded contract for 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

AW149 helicopter ©Polish MoD

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth PLN 8.25 billion (approximately £1.51 billion) ) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility on July 1, in the presence of representatives of the Polish Government. 

In addition, the contract includes logistics, training and simulator packages. The logistics package includes a stock of spares and consumable parts, as well as equipment for the ground handling of the helicopters. The training and simulator package includes comprehensive training of pilots and technical personnel and the delivery of a set of advanced simulators and training equipment. The new helicopters will carry out missions including troop transport and air support. The equipment of the helicopters will also allow them to be used for casualty evacuation, search and rescue in combat operations and for the transport of goods and supplies. Deliveries of the helicopters will be made in the 2023-2029 period.

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