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MSPO 2016: Helicopter opportunities abound

30th August 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London


As the defence industry roadshow rolls into glitzy Kielce, Poland for the 24th outing of the MSPO exhibition, Western companies will be closely eyeing several major helicopter requirements.

Rumblings to the east in recent years, with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s new cold war with Ukraine, have seen many long-delayed military procurement programmes across Eastern Europe gain a fresh sense of urgency.  

Those militaries across the region that currently field Soviet-era helicopters have real doubts about the long-term sustainment of such types, driving procurement bodies towards Western alternatives.

With US and European aircraft ticking the trifecta of

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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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