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Dubai 2013: MD plans second-generation 530F

18th November 2013 - 10:18 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Dubai


MD Helicopters is moving ahead with a major redesign of its MD530F armed helicopter as it targets further parapublic opportunities around the world.

Speaking to the media at the Dubai Air Show, MD Helicopters director for the Middle East and Africa, Perry Orr, revealed that the ‘second generation’ of the 530F would feature a new mission computer, a redesigned weapons stub and increased maximum take-off weight of 3,750lbs.

‘We are about to take a final decision on manufacture, the RFPs are out to industry for potential suppliers, we are looking to take it to the flying test range in the

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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