Augusta Westland Helicopter

  • Finmeccanica undergoes organisational changes February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica has carried out major organisational changes in the wake of the AgustaWestland scandal and the arrest of its Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi. All aerospace and defence businesses are being restructured and internal audit activities are being centralised. A strengthened surveillance group...
  • Defence Ministry refers AgustaWestland case to CBI February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Tuesday referred the Augusta Westland bribery allegations case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The development came after the Italian police arrested the head of Italian government-controlled defence group Finmeccanica SpA on February 12. According to sources, the delivery of the remaining nine...
  • Sale of Augusta Westland helicopters to IAF under scanner October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The sale of Augusta Westland helicopters to the Air Force is being probed for possible kickbacks. Italian authorities have reportedly recorded conversations between the India head of the helicopter manufacturer, Finmeccanica, and a middleman. The deal to purchase 12 VVIP helicopters for Rs 3500 crores is already under...