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Netherlands austerity measures cut deep into helicopter forces

11th April 2011 - 14:20 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is losing its Eurocopter Cougar helicopter fleet as part of an austerity package by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Despite the aircraft being used successfully during operations in Afghanistan, 14 are being removed from the air arm almost immediately, with Cougar flying operations ...

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