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Global Acquisition, Procurement Highlights: March 25 to 31

By S.L. Fuller | March 31, 2017
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Photo courtesy of Rotortrade

Photo courtesy of Rotortrade

Rotortrade to Provide Up To 8 EC120Bs

Rotortrade Services and Malaysia's Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd have signed a sales and purchase agreement for the first of several Airbus EC120Bs, Rotortrade said March 27. The helicopter is to be delivered within a month, with the second to follow shortly. Up to eight units are to be delivered by the first quarter of 2018.

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Leonardo AW139

Photo courtesy of Leonardo

Pakistan Signs for AW139s

The Pakistani government has signed a contract for Leonardo AW139s, the manufacturer said March 28. They are to be used for emergency medical transportation, search and rescue and utility. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the beinning of 2018.

Mi-17, Mi-8

Mi-17/8. Photo courtesy of Russian Helicopters

Kenya National Police Receive Final Mi-17V-5s

Russian Helicopters has finished delivering Mi-17V-5s to Kenya’s Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, the manufacturer said March 29. The helicopters are to be used for the National Police.

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Photo by Pritishp333

India Passes Proposal for 32 Dhruvs

India is set to purchase 32 Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) Dhruvs for its Navy and Coast Guard, HAL said on March 30. The proposal, worth some $1.28 billion, has been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security.

Of the 32 advanced light helicopters, half would go to the nation's Navy and half to its Coast Guard. The deal also covers five years of performance-based logistics support for the Coast Guard’s 16 Dhruvs. This deal comes as part of the Make India initiative, in which HAL aims to become a hub for global aerospace manufacturing.

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