Norway's Justice Minister Anders Anundsen (front L) and AgustaWestland's Chief Executive Daniele Romiti (front R) pose with a model of a helicopter after signing a contract in Oslo December 19, 2013. ... more 
Norway's Justice Minister Anders Anundsen (front L) and AgustaWestland's Chief Executive Daniele Romiti (front R) pose with a model of a helicopter after signing a contract in Oslo December 19, 2013. Norway signed the contract with AugustaWestland, a unit of Italian defence group Finmeccanica, for 16 search-and-rescue helicopters for 6.25 billion crowns ($1.01 billion). The government said in November it had chosen AugustaWestland for the final round of talks after a tender that also included Franco-German group Eurocopter, a unit of EADS, European defence group NHIndustries and Sikorsky, a unit of United Technologies Corp. REUTERS/Fredrik Varfjell/NTB scanpix (NORWAY - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY. NO COMMERCIAL SALES less 
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