Agusta Westland signs deal with Brazilian Navy

The Yeovil based company will build helicopters for the Brazilian Navy Credit: ITV News West Country

The Yeovil-based helicopter maker AgustaWestland has signed a multimillion pound contract with the Brazilian Navy's to upgrade eight of its helicopters.

In a deal worth nearly 100 million pounds, it will see the company replace the navy's engines, navigation systems and display consoles. Work will begin later this year with the first helicopter scheduled to be completed in 2017.