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Political turbulence affects the helicopter business

11th January 2018 - 08:35 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


A week is a long time in politics and this is especially true when you consider politics stopping play in the aerospace and defence industry as seen in Poland and more recently Pakistan.

This year started with the US president Trump calling out Pakistan on Islamic militant groups finding sanctuaries in the country. In a move to force the hand of Pakistan to react more overtly in tackling these factions the Pentagon announced it was freezing $900 million in security aid.

It is unclear if this will have any direct impact on current military helicopter programmes. However, it is important

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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