OboronProm and AgustaWestland tie up to produce AW 139's in Russia

AW139, image from www.airliners.net
Russia`s OboronProm and Italian AgustaWestland have reached an agreement for a joint venture.

The companies will assemble AW 139 helicopters in Russia.

OboronProm CEO Andrey Reus spoke with RT about the importance of the deal saying,

Its a new step for us. The production of this type of helicopter has never been beeen launched in Russia before. We signed the basic agreement and I hope in September this year we will reach concrete decisions.