Thailand orders additional H225Ms
Airbus Helicopters will deliver a further two H225M Caracal (EC725) multi-role utility helicopters to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) under an order announced on 4 October.
The helicopters will be equipped for a range of missions, with fast roping, cargo sling, search light and electro-optical systems to perform combat search and rescue missions, search and rescue flights, and troop transport operations.
The aircraft have been ordered as part of the RTAF’s ongoing fleet modernisation programme. Delivery is scheduled to take place in 2019, when the H225Ms will join an existing fleet of four EC725s. Two EC725s ordered in 2014 will also be delivered by the end of 2016.
Philippe Monteux, head of Southeast Asia and Pacific region, said: ‘This latest contract marks the great confidence the RTAF has placed in the EC725 and its proven capabilities to fulfil its most challenging missions. We are honoured to be a partner of the RTAF’s fleet modernisation and strengthening efforts and we remain committed to ensure full support and comprehensive services to the RTAF.’
Airbus Helicopters’ H225M/EC725 is an 11-ton twin-engine multirole utility helicopter of the Super Puma/Cougar family of military helicopters.
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