North America purchases S-300C helicopters
Sikorsky Aircraft has announced that it has received an order for two S-300C training helicopters with an option for four more, from IPTN North America, a subsidiary of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe). The purchase is part of the Indonesian military’s plan to enhance its helicopter fleet and increase training solutions.
The S-300C helicopters will support the Indonesian Army’s requirements to train more than 100 new pilots in the next few years. The S-300C helicopter operates throughout the world in many demanding roles including military patrol and military flight training.
Linda Scott, General Manager for Southeast Asia, commented on the sale, saying, ‘The Asia-Pacific region is one of the areas in the world that has continued to sustain healthy economic growth in recent years. Specifically, Indonesia’s economic success allows the country to fund a defence modernisation plan that maintains a minimally essential force in the country. Sikorsky is honoured to be able to support Indonesia’s modernization efforts with our S-300C training helicopters.’ .
The aircraft are expected to be delivered in late 2012.
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