On 2 March, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and Leonardo signed a cooperation agreement for helicopters that builds on the existing level of cooperation between the two concerns that began in 2015.
The agreement strengthens cooperation between the companies for the supply of helicopters for the Polish MoD, including the AW149, AW101 and W-3PL GLUSZEC. If Leonardo wins the current competition for new helicopters, PGZ will participate in the manufacture, maintenance and servicing aspects of the resulting contracts.
Through this cooperation the Polish defence industry, which also includes PZL-Świdnik, part of Leonardo Group, would benefit from the greatest involvement in the next military helicopter procurement programme, including technology transfer and creation of highly-skilled jobs in the country. "This would also translate into enhanced national security supported by more effective and reliable through-life-cycle services,” said Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo.