Sunday, March 3, 2024

Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force negotiates buy od additional 12 AW101 helicopters

Leonardo Helicopters is in discussions with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force for a follow-on order of a dozen Agusta-Westland AW101 rotorcraft.

Tokyo already operates seven of an eventual 11-strong fleet of the heavy helicopters configured for minesweeping missions, designated as the MCH-101, plus two of an eventual three CH-101 utility transports.

Speaking at a 17 June media briefing, Giovanni Soccodato, Leonardo’s executive vice-president for strategies, markets and business development, said the company was “close to finalising” a new contract with Tokyo.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

And Stefano Bortoli, sales and marketing senior vice-president for the helicopter division, adds: “We are in discussions for an incremental batch of over a dozen new aircraft.”

 

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system overturns on road

A Russian Pantsir-S1 truck-mounted road-mobile air defense system overturned directly in the middle of a road in Sochi. According to reports from Russian sources, the...