Leonardo delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the US Navy during an official ceremony at its Philadelphia plant in the USA. This was announced by the former Finmeccanica in a statement in which he recalled that the overall requirement is for 130 helicopters with deliveries expected until 2024. The first contract worth almost 177 million dollars awarded at the beginning of 2020 provided for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, along with an initial package of spare parts, support and dedicated equipment as well as training services for pilots and maintenance technicians. In November 2020, the US Department of Defense exercised options for an additional 36 helicopters worth $ 171 million.
“Today’s event represents an exceptional milestone for us, for our growing efforts and constant commitment to become a partner, not just a supplier, and a strategic resource for the United States in various sectors. We are proud to be able to make an important contribution to the future of US defense, ”said Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo.