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MSPO 2016: Caracal renegotiation lingers on

7th September 2016 - 14:49 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Kielce


Airbus Helicopters believes it is near the end of a ‘long and challenging’ renegotiation with the Polish government that will see the H225M Caracal assembled in Poland for its utility helicopter tender.

The Caracal was selected for the procurement in 2015 over the Sikorsky S-70i and AgustaWestland AW149, with the Polish Ministry of Defence sending out a strong message at the time that the helicopter was the only contender that met the technical specifications.

Following successful flight trials of the aircraft, the procurement moved to Poland’s Ministry of Development to finalise the programme’s industrialisation and offset package. However, the

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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