Italian Coast Guard tops up AW139 order


AgustaWestland AW139

The Italian Coast Guard has increased its 2014 AugustaWestland AW139 order, by adding an additional two frames.

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The order signing coincided with delivery of the latest three AW139s to the Italian Coast Guard.

As well as firm orders for two helicopters, the package includes support & training, as well as options for a further four helicopters.

The Government agency says that it will use the helicopters for maritime patrol and search & rescue missions.

AugustaWestland won the original order following a tender placed by the Italian Government in August 2014.