2025 planning: Polish land Army Mil Mi-8s/ Mi-17s to be replaced by heavy AW101 Merlins, reinforcing AW149s...

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2025 planning: Polish land Army Mil Mi-8s/ Mi-17s to be replaced by heavy AW101 Merlins, reinforcing AW149s...

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...see
https://twitter.com/JakubPalowski/statu ... 6508647427
#Poland to purchase 22 #AW101 helicopters for the #Army Aviation. These will replace Mi-8 and Mi-17 in
@25BKPow , complementing #AW149 already purchased.
https://twitter.com/Defence24pl/status/ ... 1197961216

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Defence24 DAY: New helicopters for the Air Cavalry

During the Defence24 DAY conference,
the Inspector of the Air Force Brig. Ireneusz Nowak informed that
the purchase of 22 multi-role AW101 helicopters is planned.

They will be used by units subordinate to the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade, together with the newly acquired AW149 multi-role battlefield support helicopters.

The AW101 helicopters in the multi-role version will replace the Mi-8 and Mi-17 machines.
They will probably perform mainly transport tasks.

The Land Forces will be the second user of the AW101 in the Polish Army.
The first is the Navy, which acquired 4 machines in the anti-submarine version
with the ability to perform combat search and rescue missions (ZOP-CSAR).

The helicopters will be delivered by 2023, the contractor of the contract is PZL Świdniik, owned by Leonardo Helicopters.

More info coming soon.
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Re: 2025 planning: Polish land Army Mil Mi-8s/ Mi-17s to be replaced by heavy AW101 Merlins, reinforcing AW149s...

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Polish Navy AW-101:
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