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Rheinmetall to maintain two CH-53G docks in Germany

11th December 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Will the work at Diepholz pave the way for STH, if the German government revives the programme?

Rheinmetall Aviation Services is to operate two CH-53G maintenance and repair bays belonging to the German Air Force’s 64th Helicopter Squadron at Diepholz Air Base starting in March 2021, under a new contract announced on 9 December.

The value of the five-year deal (plus a 12-month optional extension) is ‘in the lower two-digit million-euro range’, the company noted in a statement.

Rheinmetall Aviation Services claims that this order positions the company for work on the German Air Force STH procurement programme if it resumes. The long-running tender to replace the CH-53G heavy-lift helicopter was cancelled by the German government in late September 2020.

Bremen-based Rheinmetall Aviation Services was formed in early 2019 as part of a strategic cooperation programme between Boeing and Sikorsky for STH.

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