AgustaWestland has announced that the Armed Forces of Malta has signed a contract for one AW139 helicopter plus two options, to perform maritime border patrol and SAR missions.
The first helicopter will be delivered by June 2014 with the acquisition and delivery of the two on option by 2015. The contract also includes a logistics support package and pilot and technical personnel training.
Marco Acca, senior vice president International Government Business Unit, AgustaWestland said “We are proud to add the Armed Forces of Malta to the long list of customers who have selected the AW139 to meet their Patrol/SAR requirements. The AW139 has demonstrated yet again after an extensive evaluation that it is best-in-class; delivering unmatched capability, performance and value for money when compared to other competing models.”