DSEI 2021: Leonardo launches 'Team AW149 UK' to support NMH bid

Leonardo announced the launch of Team AW149 UK during the first day of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference at the ExCeL London Centre in Newham, East London, on September 14.

Team AW149 UK represents an onshore supply chain of more than 70 companies nationwide that are supporting Leonardo’s AW149 medium-lift, multi-mission rotorcraft as a proposed solution for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. While the official requirements have yet-to-be released, the programme will see four legacy rotorcraft fleets from across the UK Armed Forces – including the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Westland Puma HC2 medium-lift tactical transport helicopters – replaced with a single platform by mid-2025.

During the

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