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German parliament backs heavy-lift package

9th November 2018 - 14:09 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The German parliament has formally approved its defence ministry's €5.6 billion ($6.36 billion) heavy-lift acquisition budget package - a decision that dispels earlier suggestions that the programme could be hit by funding delays

Based on the assurance, Berlin intends on issuing industry with a RfP early next year, to be followed with a contract being agreed with either Boeing or Sikorsky by 2021. Between 45-60 new aircraft are expected to be purchased, replacing the aging CH-53G fleet.

'Whatever decision is likely to be taken in the [procurement] process whether it’s a Chinook helicopter or whichever one is selected, [the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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