Leonardo Helicopters conveyed the primary TH-73A preparing helicopter to the U.S. Naval force during a function at its office in Philadelphia on Thursday. The TH-73A is relied upon to supplant the Navy’s armada of TH-57 Sea Ranger coaches, which will be eliminated starting in financial year 2022. The Navy has requested an aggregate of 130 TH-73A helicopters with conveyances planned to proceed through 2024.
“The TH-73A will be instrumental in giving higher constancy preparing to our future revolving wing and slant rotor pilots for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander, Naval Air Forces. “The state of the art innovation and progressed aeronautics inside the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) will empower a more consistent change from the preparation airplane to armada airplane, this thusly permits more spotlight on very good quality warfighting improvement and preparing.”
The TH-73A depends on the IFR variation of the business AW119Kx. It is controlled by the Pratt and Whitney PT-6 motor and highlights double wellbeing and pressure driven frameworks alongside advanced aeronautics by Genesys Aerosystems. Leonardo is additionally wanting to open a 100,000-square-foot client care and upkeep focus close to Florida’s Naval Air Station Whiting Field where the TH-73 armada will work.