Leonardo attended FAMEX, Mexico’s largest military, civil, and security aerospace expo in Mexico City.

The firm say that Latin America is becoming a strategic area for Leonardo due to requirements for systems to guarantee security and protection of national communities and capabilities to respond to environmental emergencies.

“Leonardo is already present in such markets with the C-27 – recently used by Peru to support the population affected by El Nino – and a large fleet of helicopters in many countries, including Mexico with over 80 units for law enforcement and public utility operations.

Many airports are using Leonardo Air Traffic Control systems and the Company’s naval systems are on board a number of ships in many countries.”

In Mexico, the company is offering its helicopters to the Mexican Navy – where the AW159 is a major step forward for naval operations – and the Mexican Air Force.

The AW139M is the militarised variant of the AW139, the intermediate helicopter with more than 1150 units ordered.

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