British Defence Minister confirms work on AW159 helicopter will continue in UK

The UK Minister for Defence (MoD) Procurement Harriett Baldwin has confirmed that work on the AW159 Wildcat helicopter will continue in the country.

The AW159 Wildcat helicopter has been developed by Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil, England.

Several options were recently considered that would see the fabrication work for future AW159 helicopter orders relocated overseas.

Leonardo Helicopters conducted an analysis of the potential relocation in collaboration with the MoD, which led to the company confirming that it will continue to perform all future construction for AW159 helicopters in the UK.

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