Wings of Gold: Leonardo Leads the Way

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.

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