The Indian government has finalized the contract with AgustaWestland to buy 12 AW101 helicopters for government VIP transport. The helicopters, being bought under a contract valued at $760 million that includes support, will be operated by the Indian air force. Deliveries of the Yeovil, England-built rotorcraft are expected between 2012-15. India is buying the helos to replace its Mil Mi-8s. The modernization program gained a sense of urgency following the Mumbai terrorist attack in 2008 ...


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