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U.K. Sees “Highly Competitive” Fight for Malaysian Order

By James T. McKenna | December 3, 2007

The competition to replace the Royal Malaysian Air Force's aging fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft S-61A-4s will be "highly competitive," a U.K. Defence Ministry tells Malaysia's national news agency, Bernama. AgustaWestland is bidding its AW101, which is built in Yeovil, England, for the contract to replace the Nuris, as the Malaysians call the S-61s. "I think it is going to be highly competitive," said Adam Thomas, director of public affairs of the U.K. Defence Export Services Organisation. Helicopter makers and their supporting government officials are in Malaysia this week for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2007 exhibition this week. For related news

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