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Canada considers Cyclone alternatives

10th October 2013 - 12:40 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London and Ottawa

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The Canadian government has confirmed meetings are underway with rival aircraft manufacturers to determine the future of the troubled CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter project (MHP). 

On 3 October, officials from the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), met with executives from AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and Sikorsky to look at ways to move the delayed Sea King replacement programme forward. 

Public works spokesman Pierre-Alain Bujold confirmed the meeting took place, stating the government was soliciting the companies ‘views’ as part of its ‘analysis of options to ensure the maintenance of a maritime helicopter capability’.

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