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Ecuadorian Air Force Selling Its Remaining Dhruv Helicopters

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by seiko, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. seiko

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    The Ecuadorian Air Force’s (Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana: FAE) three remaining HAL Dhruv helicopters are for sale, Minister of Defence Ricardo Patiño announced on 20 October.

    Seven of the light utility twin-engine helicopters were purchased new in 2008 for USD45 million, and were the first of the type known to operate in the Americas. However, four were lost in crashes between 2009 and 2015, and the others were subsequently grounded. On 14 October 2015, then-Minister of Defence Fernando Cordero announced the helicopters would not be used again.

    The Ecuadorian government is now seeking a buyer for the three remaining aircraft, which are stored at Guayaquil Air Base.

    http://www.defenceupdate.in/ecuadorian-air-force-selling-remaining-dhruv-helicopters/
     
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