Mauritanian Air Force orders AW109 helicopters
AgustaWestland has announced an order from the Mauritanian Air Force for an undisclosed number of AW109 Power helicopters that will be used for reconnaissance and border patrol missions.
The contract signing ceremony was held at the Paris Airshow in the presence of Col Hereitani (pictured right) of the Mauritanian Air Force and Geoff Hoon, AgustaWestland’s managing director of International Business (pictured left).
Delivery of the helicopters will start in mid-2014 in a multi-role homeland security configuration. The contract also includes a comprehensive training and support package that will be delivered both in Italy and on-site to ensure a quick and effective entry into operational service for the aircraft.