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Reports: Poland Eyes S-70i, AW149 Military Transport Helicopters

Reports: Poland Eyes S-70i, AW149 Military Transport Helicopters - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Black HawkPoland is considering whether to buy Sikorsky-built S-70i Black Hawk helicopters through the aircraft manufacturer’s locally-based subsidiary PZL Mielec, Flightglobal reported Monday.

Bartosz Glowacki writes Antoni Macierewicz, Poland’s defense minister, said that he met with Mielec’s chief executive and the government looks to finalize a procurement deal by the end of the year.

Macierewicz added the acquisition will be open to all interested manufacturers but the defense ministry also considers sole-source contracts, according to the publication.

Defense News reported Wednesday the Polish government has terminated a potential $3.5 billion deal with Airbus to buy H225M Caracal military transport helicopters.

Macierewicz noted Poland’s defense ministry also considers AgustaWestland AW149 helicopters from Leonardo-Finmeccanica‘s PZL Swidnik subsidiary, according to the report by Jaroslaw Adamowski.

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