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Brazilian Army eyes new utility helicopters

2nd August 2017 - 10:15 GMT | by Victor Barreira in Istanbul


The Brazilian Army is paving the way to launch an acquisition procedure to replace its incumbent fleet of Cougars and Black Hawks.

The army currently operates the Airbus Helicopters AS532 UE Cougar (designated as the HM-3) and the Sikorsky S-70A-36 Black Hawk (known as the HM-2) multirole aircraft. The army’s effort integrates the army aviation’s strategic programme which runs from 2018-2037.

The project calls for the acquisition of 12 medium-weight helicopters for tactical transport and command and control missions.

The helicopter will include self-protection systems and an EO/IR payload, the army told Shephard. The future acquisition will include simulators,

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Victor Barreira


Victor Barreira

Victor M.S. Barreira is a Shephard correspondent, covering South American defence and security affairs.

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