Ian Frain details an impressive competition win for Leonardo, which will now supply the next generation of training helicopter for the US Navy.
The US Navy awarded a US$176.5m contract to Leonardo Helicopters on January 13, 2020 to produce and supply TH-73As in support of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS). The TH-73 is based on the manufacturer’s AW119Kx single-engine light helicopter. The initial contract is for 32 airframes and flight training devices (FTD). The whole contract will grow to encompass 130 helicopters and will be worth US$648.1 million.