Contemplating naval

Italy has still not finalised a £450m contract for 16 Anglo-Italian EH101 naval helicopters built by EH Industries, a consortium of GKN-Westland and Italy’s Augusta. But it has won a £17.3m Japanese contract for the first civil EH101 from Tokyo Metropolitan Police, following a two-year marketing effort.

Italy has still not finalised a £450m contract for 16 Anglo-Italian EH101 naval helicopters built by EH Industries, a consortium of GKN-Westland and Italy’s Augusta. But it has won a £17.3m Japanese contract for the first civil EH101 from Tokyo Metropolitan Police, following a two-year marketing effort.