Angola purchases maritime safety equipment in Italy

28 December 2015

Angola will purchase equipment for maritime safety, such as telecommunications, radar and two patrol boats, from two companies of the Italian group Finmeccanica, for 122 million euros, according to a recent presidential order.

The order, cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa, includes two contracts, the first of which is to buy equipment, spare parts, installation and training service to equip a national maritime coordination centre and three regional centres.

The contract also involves the installation by Selex of several radar stations, repeaters and means of communication along the Angolan coast, costing 115 million euros.

The second contract authorised by the presidential order provides for the acquisition from Whitehead Sistemi Subacquei of two ultra-quick patrol vessels and training for their crews for 7.275 million euros.

The Angolan government has ordered six helicopters this year from AgustaWestland, also owned by the Finmeccanica Group, in a deal worth around 90 million euros. (macauhub/AO)