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Kazakhstan government seals deal for 20 EC725s

10th May 2012 - 15:18 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The government of Kazakhstan has signed a deal to buy 20 Eurocopter EC725s medium helicopters it has been announced.

The aircraft will be used by the country's ministry of defence and will be assembled in-country alongside 45 EC145 light-twin helicopters being assembled under a 50/50 joint venture Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering.

The agreement for the EC725s was formalised at KADEX-2012 military exhibition held in Astana on 3-6 May.

'With an ongoing success story based on the EC145 assembled locally in Astana, Eurocopter is proud to strengthen its strategic partnership with the Republic of Kazakhstan and Kazakhstan Engineering. Based on both a

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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