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PREMIUM: Sikorsky review casts shadow over German heavy-lift helicopter tender

15th January 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

A review into the procedures that led to the cancellation of Germany's heavy-lift helicopter tender could prompt decision-makers to restart the competition and foil plans to complete a FMS.

Sikorsky has requested a review into Germany’s cancelled heavy-lift helicopter tender, suggesting the manufacturer has grown frustrated by how decision-makers have managed the acquisition.

German defence procurement agency BAAINBw has been issued with the request, according to Sikorsky.

The agency originally considered industry offers ‘uneconomical’ and it decided to ...

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