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  • NEWS | TH-73A in US Navy

    US Government Denied Airbus Protest over Koala

    The US Gov Accountability Office (GAO) denied the protest on the Navy new trainer TH-73 and Leonardo has resumed work in Philadelphia


    US Government Denied Airbus Protest over Koala

    Helis, May 15, 2020 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied the protest from Airbus regarding their lost in the US Navy competition for a new Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS).

    The AHTS, known as the TH-73A in military service and slated to replace the Navy’s training fleet of Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger, was awarded to the Leonardo AW119Kx last January in competition against the Airbus H135.

    Leonardo released a statement following the decision : “On Tuesday, the US Government Accountability Office denied the protest of the Navy’s contract award of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program to Leonardo. As a result, Leonardo has immediately resumed work on AHTS in Philadelphia, readying the next generation of U.S. Naval Aviators.”

    The first batch of helicopters ordered is for 32 AW119Kx/TH-119 valued $176 M to be manufactured at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, PA. Total program contract expected to be about $648 M.

    The Airbus H135 lost the Navy competition against the Leonardo TH119

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    Programs: US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer
    TH-73A in US Navy
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