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Eurocopter to supply EC725 helicopters to Indonesia

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    Eurocopter to supply EC725 helicopters to Indonesia


    JAKARTA (BNS): European helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter has received a contract from an Indonesian firm to supply six EC725 military helicopters.

    Under the contract, the amount of which was not disclose, Eurocopter will supply the six EC725 choppers in combat search and rescue configuration to PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace which will then customise and deliver them to the Indonesian Air Force.

    "The aircraft, for delivery from Eurocopter starting in 2014, will be shipped to Indonesian Aerospace's facility in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, where they will be reassembled and customised before delivery to the Indonesian Air Force under a contract signed, between the Ministry of Defence and Indonesian Aerospace, on 12th March 2012," Eurocopter announced on April 5.

    The EC725, a combat-proven multi-role helicopter in the 11-ton class, was selected by the Indonesian Air Force in 2011 to meet its requirements for a Combat Search and Rescue capable helicopter fleet.

    The twin-engine EC725, a member of Eurocopter's Super Puma/Cougar family, will further extend Indonesian Aerospace's involvement with the type.

    As well as building several SA330 Puma and AS332 Super Puma under license in Bandung for the Air Force, Indonesian Aerospace has held a contract with Eurocopter since 2008 for the manufacture of EC225 and EC725 tail booms and complete airframe assemblies, the European manufacturer said.

    Eurocopter to supply EC725 helicopters to Indonesia - Brahmand.com
     
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    Indonesia Order Six EC725, Delivery Scheduled For 2014

    Thu, Apr 5, 2012 18:12 CET , Our Bureau

    Eurocopter and Indonesian company PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace signed a contract for the supply of six EC725. With delivery scheduled for 2014, Indonesian Aerospace will customize and deliver these combat search and rescue configured helicopters to the Indonesian Air Force under a contract signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence last month.


    The EC725 is a combat-proven multi-role helicopter in the 11-ton class and, was selected by the Air Force in 2011 to meet its requirements for a Combat Search and Rescue capable helicopter fleet.

    "The selection of the EC725 by the Air Force is a renewed demonstration of the confidence that the Indonesian Air Force has in the Super Puma family of helicopters and enables Eurocopter to further strengthen its long standing relationship with Indonesian Aerospace relating to the Super Puma family," said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Customer Relations.

    The EC725, a member of Eurocopter's successful Super Puma/Cougar family, will further extend Indonesian Aerospace's involvement with the type. As well as building several SA330 Puma and AS332 Super Puma under license in Bandung for the Air Force, Indonesian Aerospace has held a contract with Eurocopter since 2008 for the manufacture of EC225 and EC725 tail booms and complete airframe assemblies.

    "This contract for the EC725 will propel Indonesian Aerospace into a new era of co-operation with Eurocopter, enhancing the company's capabilities at the forefront of rotorcraft technology," stated Budi Santoso, President Director of Indonesian Aerospace.

    The twin-engine EC725/EC225 rotary-wing aircraft family features high-performance navigation and mission systems, including a unique digital four-axis autopilot. Offering excellent flight autonomy, this powerful machine is also great for tactical transport as it has a large cabin with seating for 25 persons.

    Indonesia Order Six EC725, Delivery Scheduled For 2014 : Defense news
     
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