Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland has delivered another AW101 to the Italian Navy. It is the 21st AW101 as part of a 24-helicopter order. The three-engine rotorcraft features an anti-submarine warfare/anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW) configuration. The Italian Navy is currently operating eight ASW/ASuW variants, four helicopter early warning (HEW) versions and eight amphibious support helicopters. The fleet saw recent action transporting heads of state and government officials during the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy in late July.
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