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Aero India 2013: Eurocopter urges progress on Indian LUH tender

7th February 2013 - 15:12 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Bangalore


Eurocopter is hopeful that an Indian competition for 197 light helicopters will be resolved soon despite doubts swirling around the programme.

Lutz Bertling, president and CEO of Eurocopter, told a media briefing at the Aero India exhibition in Bangalore that the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) and Indian Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) programme, for which the company is offering its AS550 C3 Fennec, is ‘still on-going’.

However, he pressed for the MoD to speed up its decision making in order to field the platform. 

‘The replacement is becoming urgent,’ he explained. ‘It’s up to the government to open up the

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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