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Heli Expo 2014: MD Helicopters showcases MD530G armed aerial scout

26th February 2014 - 01:24 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in Anaheim


MD Helicopters (MDHI) has used Heli Expo 2014 to showcase the new MD 530G armed aerial scout, the next model in a line of purpose-driven scout attack helicopters. 

Speaking to journalists at the show, Lynn Tilton, chief executive officer of MDHI, said the 530G builds on the 530F by adding heightened gross take-off weight capacity, modern weapons control, and a wide selection of weapons configurations.

Tilton explained that the MD 530G was built specifically for the parapublic market, which dictated the price point the company had set for the airframe. 

‘The MD 530G is built as an armed aircraft, so

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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