Finmeccanica unit wins helicopter contract in Brazil

miércoles 2 de julio de 2014 03:35 GYT

MILAN, July 2 (Reuters) - Italy's defence group Finmeccanica said on Wednesday its unit AgustaWestland had signed a contract with the Brazilian navy worth more than $160 million.

In a statement on Wednesday, Finmeccanica said AugustaWestland would upgrade eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters of Brazil's naval aviation.

The activities will begin in mid-2015, with the first helicopter scheduled to be delivered in late 2017. (Reporting by Lisa Jucca; editing by Agnieszka Flak)