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Singapore Airshow 2020: Naval rotorcraft refresh expected across Asia-Pacific

13th February 2020 - 01:00 GMT | by Ilker Aktaşoğlu


Across the Asia-Pacific region, where maritime territorial disputes are a persistent feature of the security landscape, the naval helicopter market offers a number of opportunities.

Within the region, the naval helicopter market is dominated by two countries: India with 28% of the regional fleet and Japan with 27%.

Other major potential customers in the region include Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, whereas Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam have settled status with their recently renewed naval helicopter inventories.

India is the largest operator of maritime helicopters but is moving into a transition period between 2020-25, as it

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Ilker Aktaşoğlu


Ilker Aktaşoğlu

İlker is Defence Insight Manager at Shephard Media. He has over ten years of experience in …

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