Italian Senate Document Confirms Egyptian AW149, AW189 Helo Order

Italy’s defense ministry in October gave the green light to development of a new attack helicopter based on Leonardo Helicopters’ AW149. To be funded by Italy’s economic development ministry, the Future Surveillance and Escort Helicopter to replace the AW129 Mangusta would ready by 2025.

Credit: Leonardo Helicopters
A document published by the Italian Senate appears to confirm the sale of Leonardo AW149 and AW189 twin-engine transport helicopters to Egypt. The 827-page document lists the export and import of defense equipment by Italy in 2019. It details an €871 million ($949 million) order for 32 helicopters...

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