AgustaWestland2007-12-11 16:22:22

First batch of AgustaWestland AW109N Helicopters delivered to the Italian Carabinieri will greatly enhance their homeland security operational capabilities.

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the delivery of the first batch of AW109N light twin helicopters to the Italian Carabinieri during an official ceremony held at the company's Vergiate plant, Italy.

The aircraft were accepted by Col. Luca Corbo, Chief of Aviation and Naval Services, Italian Carabinieri military service, at a ceremony also attended by representatives from Armaereo, the Italian OTC and AgustaWestland.

Alessandro Parrini, Senior Vice President Italian Government Business Unit at AgustaWestland said "We are delighted the Carabinieri is starting to receive these state-of-the-art helicopters as part of their fleet renewal programme. This delivery also marks another important event in the long and excellent relationship between AgustaWestland and the Carabinieri. The AW109N will greatly enhance the Carabinieri's homeland security operational capabilities."

The AW109N will be incorporated into the Carabinieri's Aviation Service fleet as the new generation light twin helicopter, replacing older models. Other Italian government agencies will take delivery of AW109N helicopters for homeland security and law enforcement duties in the forthcoming months.

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