MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s defence group Leonardo (LDOF.MI) said on Wednesday it would act as prime contractor in a 3 billion euro ($3.71 billion) helicopter deal Qatar’s Ministry of Defence signed with the NHI Consortium.

A hostess walks past a Leonardo’s helicopter logo at the headquarters in Vergiate, near Milan, Italy, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

The accord is to supply 28 twin-engine military helicopters, to be used in both land and naval missions, and for support, maintenance and training services, a statement said.

It added that a further 12 units could be added to the deal and that the first deliveries would be before June 2022.

($1 = 0.8077 euros)

Reporting by Giulia Segreti; editing by Agnieszka Flak


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