ROME, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Leonardo-Finmeccanica has inked a deal with Algeria's Ministry of Defense for helicopter production, the company announced Friday.
The agreement will foresee the establishment of a joint company for production of three AgustaWestland light and medium helicopter types in Aïn Arnat, Algeria, Leonardo said in a statement.
The helicopters can be used for missions that include transport, medical evacuation and surveillance.
The joint company will also provide after-sales services, including repair, overhaul and training for the MOD and other customers, as well as the development of high tech capabilities in fields of aeronautical material production.
The deal was signed in August, Leonardo said.