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Poland reshapes helicopter procurement strategy but more effort may be needed

4th June 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw


The Polish MoD has shifted its helicopter procurement strategy with the launch of the Perkoz programme, which calls for acquisition of at least 32 light multirole rotorcraft.

According to the MoD Armament Inspectorate, new helicopters will be procured in three variants: direct fire support (with an optional advanced flight training capability); command; and observation/reconnaissance.

Each helicopter should have capacity for up to 1,000 kg of cargo or five soldiers with full gear.

The optional advanced flight training capability requirement suggests that platforms procured under Perkoz will be equipped with duplicated controls and a twin-engine propulsion system.

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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