France orders more H225M helicopters
Airbus Helicopters has received an order from the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA for an additional H225M for the French Air Force.
The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of ten H225Ms, including inflight refuelling capability.
The aircraft will be based in Cazaux and will be used for Special Forces and search and rescue missions.
Alexandra Cros, vice president and head of governmental affairs France at Airbus Helicopters, said: ‘We are very proud that the French Air Force is renewing its trust in the reliable multirole H225M, having been the first to deploy the type in an operational theatre in 2006.
‘The H225M is a real military asset thanks to its versatility and its excellent range. Operational from ships and land with an all-weather capability and take-off in less than five minutes, it’s always ready for assignment.’
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