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US Coast Guard to purchase SAR helicopter for Malta

28th May 2012 - 10:43 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has launched a programme to buy a second-hand SAR helicopter for use by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) it has been revealed.

The deal, tendered on 16 May reveals that the USCG plans to award a single firm-fixed price contract for one used rotary-wing aircraft 'suitable for land and sea operations.'

Tender documents say the helicopter must be a multi-engined aircraft with a marinised airframe to deal with operations over water. It needs to have sliding doors on one or both sides of the cabin and a floor attachment 'that makes it possible

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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