The new helicopters will have the capacity to combat submarines and take part in combat search and rescue operations.
The British-Italian construction produced by the Leonardo group, which owns WSK PZL-Świdnik aviation plant, was the only machine offered in the tender after Airbus Helicopters withdrew from the competition.
The value of the offset agreement reaches over PLN 395.8 million (EUR 92.13 mln).
Powered by three turboshaft engines, the AgustaWestland AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter used in both military and civil applications and is manufactured at factories in Yeovil, England. According to the defence ministry, the Świdnik plant will contribute to the elements of AW101’s structure.