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MoD secures key helicopter projects

15th May 2012 - 10:39 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has secured several key helicopter programmes in its latest planning round (PR12) it has emerged.

Key procurements such as the purchase of the new AW159 Wildcat for the British Army and the Royal Navy, as well as 14 new Chinooks for the RAF, have been secured. Despite concerns echoed in the national press earlier this year that the Puma Life Extension Programme was facing the axe, PR12 documentation confirmed it was committed to the upgrade of 24 of the aircraft.

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

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

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