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UK MoD stands firm: ‘No change in New Medium Helicopter numbers’

24th July 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The UK is yet to finalise dates for entry into service on the programme that aims to replace various helicopter fleets. (Photo: Airbus)

'There has been no change to the advertised requirement of up to 44 platforms' for the UK New Medium Helicopter programme that is set to replace the UK's Puma and other helicopter fleets, the ministry has said.

The UK MoD has reasserted its commitment to the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme, despite earlier reports claiming that it is planning to reduce the number of platforms to be acquired.

‘There has been no change to the advertised requirement in the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Contract Notice that was published in May 2022,’ an MoD spokesperson told Shephard in an email on 18 July.

‘Responses have been evaluated to determine a shortlist of suppliers, who were notified in October 2022. The second half of the competition will be launched later this year,’ the spokesperson continued.

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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