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@25BKPow , complementing #AW149 already purchased.
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Defence24 DAY: New helicopters for the Air Cavalry
During the Defence24 DAY conference,
the Inspector of the Air Force Brig. Ireneusz Nowak informed that
the purchase of 22 multi-role AW101 helicopters is planned.
They will be used by units subordinate to the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade, together with the newly acquired AW149 multi-role battlefield support helicopters.
The AW101 helicopters in the multi-role version will replace the Mi-8 and Mi-17 machines.
They will probably perform mainly transport tasks.
The Land Forces will be the second user of the AW101 in the Polish Army.
The first is the Navy, which acquired 4 machines in the anti-submarine version
with the ability to perform combat search and rescue missions (ZOP-CSAR).
The helicopters will be delivered by 2023, the contractor of the contract is PZL Świdniik, owned by Leonardo Helicopters.
More info coming soon.