Team AW149 UK
More than 70 companies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland form the onshore Team AW149 UK supply chain for Leonardo's latest-generation military AW149 helicopter, which is being put forward for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter requirement.

If successful, the AW149 would be built at Leonardo's world-class helicopter manufacturing site in Yeovil, Somerset, with companies across the UK contributing to the programme and representing a cross-section of the best in British engineering and manufacturing.

Leonardo has pledged that 60-70% of the platform’s content and through-life support will be carried out onshore in the UK at Leonardo and through UK suppliers. This would represent an investment in UK skills, design and manufacturing and support thousands of jobs across the country in towns and cities from South Shields to Gosport.

Each Team AW149 UK member provides a vital component to the existing AW149 platform, from lights to avionics systems and other hardware and software components.


Press release: Leonardo reveals the first members of Team AW149 UK – the onshore supply chain behind the AW149 (14 September 2021)

Learn more about some of the members of Team AW149 UK, including AercoChelton, Ford Aerospace, LFD and RDDS Avionics.

Video: Team AW149 UK

See how Team AW149 UK's 70+ companies from across the UK form the onshore supply chain for Leonardo's latest-generation military AW149 helicopter.

AW149: Versatility for the most demanding missions

AW149: Versatility for the most demanding missions

Military helicopters must be equipped to perform the most demanding missions in the harshest operating environments. The AW149 is the latest generation medium multi-role battlefield platform that delivers the highly effective and survivable capability required by today’s armed forces, combining advanced technologies, equipment and weapons with unparalleled safety and performance characteristics.

Team AW149 suppliers