The Armed Forces of Malta has a new contract to purchase an AgustaWestland A139 medium twin engine helicopter.
AW1071 Malta Armed Force AW139. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland
Under the agreement, Malta has options for two additional AW139s, with delivery expected by 2015. Along with the helicopter, AgustaWestland will provide training for ab-initio students, 10 pilots and 20 technicians.
Malta's AW139 will come equipped with a satellite communication system, four-axis autopilot and a search/weather radar system. AgustaWestland is scheduled to deliver the first AW139 under contract by June 2014.