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RAF Puma helicopter replacement to be ‘considered’ in defence review

20th November 2020 - 18:29 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

The UK MoD will consider replacing the RAF's Puma helicopter fleet as part of Integrated Review plans.

The UK MoD will assess the possibility of finding a successor to the RAF’s Puma HC2 medium support helicopter fleet as part of the forthcoming Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

A replacement plan has long been expected to form part of RAF modernisation plans owing to the aircraft having a 2025 out of service date, but no firm indications of when a future acquisition will unfold have been forthcoming from the MoD.

‘During the Integrated Review we understand the MoD has considered a number of equipment options, including a possible requirement for a medium aircraft to …

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