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Leonardo Helicopters wins U.K. military support deal

Mon Jan 09 07:07:12 EST 2017 | UPI
LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Leonardo Helicopters is to support 62 Wildcat aircraft of the British military under an agreement with the Ministry of Defense signed Monday. The five-year Wildcat Integrated Support and Training contract is worth nearly $333 million. "This Wildcat deal delivers a key capability for the Royal Navy and Army, and supports vital high-skilled jobs in Somerset, where there's a proud tradition of supporting UK helicopter operations. "Wildcat is one of the world's most advanced ..

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LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Leonardo Helicopters is to support 62 Wildcat aircraft of the British military under an agreement with the Ministry of Defense signed Monday. The five-year ..
A five-year deal worth £271m will protect hundreds of aerospace jobs across the UK, the government has said. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed the contract with Leonardo - the f..
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