Leonardo welcomes CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade and fleet augmentation

Leonardo welcomes the Canadian government’s intention to proceed with the CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade Program (CMLU), which will be carried out by the company to deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Canada’s AW101 primary search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter fleet and expand the current fleet of 14 AW101s by up to seven additional AW101s.

Leonardo with IMP Aerospace and Defence and the other members of Team Cormorant – CAE, Rockwell Collins Canada, and GE Canada – comprise a strong Canadian team for the CH-149 CMLU.

The Government of Canada’s CMLU announcement recognizes that the AW101 is the only helicopter to meet Canada’s primary rotary-wing SAR requirements and that it has been an excellent search-and-rescue asset providing outstanding coverage and capability for the men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) SAR squadrons.

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