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DSEI 2021: Teledyne FLIR opens talks with New Medium Helicopter competitors

14th September 2021 - 11:47 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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An AW149 multirole helicopter fitted with FLIR’s Star SAFIRE 380-HDc gyro-stabilised EO/IR system. (Photo: FLIR)

Teledyne FLIR has started discussions with NMH airframers as industry awaits firm requirements to be released by the UK MoD.

EO/IR systems manufacturer Teledyne FLIR says it has entered into discussions with all four New Medium Helicopter (NMH) competitors in a bid to learn how the company can ‘best support’ airframer needs.

The UK MoD has not yet released NMH requirements to industry but the acquisition has already attracted interest from Airbus Helicopters UK, Leonardo UK, Lockheed Martin UK and Bell.

‘We are having dialogue with all of them,’ confirmed Roelof van der Spuy, VP Surveillance UK at Teledyne FLIR. ‘We are approaching talks from a point of view of asking “how can we best support you to be successful?”’ …

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