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Tuesday September 27, 2005 :

HKP 15 Helicopter Awarded Military Type Certification

UK / Italy : ( AgustaWestland Press Release ) - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the award of Swedish FLYGI military type certification for the HKP15 helicopter, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) designation for the A109 LUHS.

Twenty HKP15 helicopters have been ordered by the Swedish Armed Forces as a new multi-role light utility helicopter system. The primary role of the HKP15 is to serve as a cost efficient advanced aircrew training helicopter. In addition, the new helicopter will be used for utility, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), search and rescue and medical evacuation duties. The HKP15 will be operated from both permanent and deployed bases, with some of the helicopters equipped for ship based operations.

The award of Swedish FLYGI military type certification follows South African MAB and European civil EASA certification.

In addition to the Swedish Armed Forces, the South African Air Force and Malaysian Army Aviation have ordered 30 and 11 A109 LUH helicopters respectively.

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is one of the largest helicopter companies in the world. The company offers an unrivalled range of products designed to satisfy the requirements of civil and military customers. AgustaWestland has its primary operations in Italy, United Kingdom and United States.

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