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MSPO 2016: Chile selects S-70i Black Hawk

7th September 2016 - 08:41 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Kielce


Chile has become the sixth customer for the Polish-built S-70i Black Hawk, selecting the helicopter for a six aircraft order, manufacturer Sikorsky has revealed.

The Chilean Air Force (FACH) has selected an unarmed version of the S-70i with ‘multiple different features’ for a search and rescue type requirement, according to Joe Palumbo, international military programme manager for Sikorsky.

Speaking at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland, Palumbo said that from an original race of four OEMs, Sikorsky was shortlisted along with Airbus Helicopters (with the H215) for the tender.

‘And at the end of that we were selected this

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

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