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Airbus tight-lipped on Cypriot H145M helicopter order

24th June 2022 - 09:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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The Airbus H145M helicopter test fires a Spike ER2 missile. (Photo: Airbus Helicopters)

The Cypriot government is reportedly close to ordering H145M helicopters from Airbus, replacing Mi-35s due to be sold to Serbia.

Airbus has told Shephard that it 'can't comment' on reports linking the manufacturer to a sale of H145M medium-class helicopters with the Cypriot government. 

Local media outlets have claimed that Cyprus will finalise a deal to acquire an initial six aircraft in the coming days, with an option to buy a further six. This follows a closed session of the country's Defence Committee, held on 20 June, reportedly approving funding worth €53 million to support the order, thought to be valued at €140 million overall. 

The new aircraft are to be purchased to replace Cypriot Mil Mi-35 attack helicopters which are due to be sold to Serbia, according to

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