MILAN: Italy's defence group Leonardo said on Wednesday it would act as prime contractor in a 3 billion euro (US$3.71 billion) helicopter deal Qatar's Ministry of Defence signed with the NHI Consortium.
The accord is to supply 28 twin-engine military helicopters, to be used in both land and naval missions, and for support, maintenance and training services, a statement said.
It added that a further 12 units could be added to the deal and that the first deliveries would be before June 2022.
(US$1 = 0.8077 euros)
(Reporting by Giulia Segreti; editing by Agnieszka Flak)