Leonardo has formally booked the order into its backlog following receipt of advance payment.
Leonardo reports that it has finalised the contract signed with the Ministry of Defence of Qatar on 14th March for 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The order has been booked into the company's backlog following receipt of advance payment.
The contract is valued at €3.4bn for the NHIndustries consortium, which is owned by Airbus Helicopters (62.5%), Leonardo (32%), and Fokker (5.5%).
Leonardo acts as overall prime contractor for this contract, with responsibility for the management of the entire programme which includes 16 NH90 TTH for land operations, 12 NH90 NFH for naval missions, a comprehensive support, maintenance training services package and associated infrastructure.
Leonardo says the programme could be further extended in the future with the addition of 6 + 6 units in a mix of TTH and NFH variants.
Leonardo will be also responsible for the final assembly and delivery of the 12 NH90 NFH helicopters from its Venice – Tessera facility in Northern Italy and an eight-year support and training services package for crews and maintenance technicians.
Airbus will be responsible for final assembly of the16 NH90 TTH aircraft.
Deliveries are expected to start before June 2022 and be completed by 2025.