„h The Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter is the world¡¦s most advanced and capable SAR helicopter today
„h AW101 deliveries to Norway will start in March 2017 and be completed in 2020
„h The NAWSARH is the first helicopter to be equipped with Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Osprey AESA radar
„h Norway signed a contract for 16 AW101s and an initial 15 year integrated support and training package in December 2013
Rome, 31st May 2016 ¡V Leonardo-Finmeccanica is pleased to announce the AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveilled today by Anders Anundsen, Norway¡¦s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a roll out ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters¡¦ Yeovil facility in south-west England.
Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen, said ¡§This roll out ceremony marks the accomplishment of a very important milestone. The helicopter that will be an important and crucial resource for the Norwegian rescue service is now complete and ready for testing. I am very pleased with the effort made by Leonardo Helicopters so far.¡¨
Daniele Romiti, Managing Director, Leonardo Helicopters, added ¡§This aircraft, the latest version of the AW101, can claim to be the world¡¦s most capable and advanced SAR helicopter in the world. The combination of the platform¡¦s large cabin, exceptional performance and all-weather capabilities along with the very latest advanced sensors and mission equipment give the aircraft unmatched capabilities. We look forward to starting deliveries next year and the AW101 taking over life saving duties from the Westland Sea King that has served Norway for more than 40 years, saving thousands of lives.¡¨
Aircraft deliveries to the Royal Norwegian Air Force, who will fly and operate the helicopters, will start in March 2017 and continue through to 2020. As part of the contract, a fifteen year ¡§turnkey¡¨ support solution will be delivered, comprising spares, technical support and training services.