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Singapore officially selects the Airbus H225M multirole helicopter

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Singapore
 
 
Singapore officially selects the Airbus H225M multirole helicopter
 
Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M Medium Lift Helicopters, the French company announced on Nov. 8, 2016. “We are greatly honoured that Singapore has selected the H225M as its next-generation Medium Lift Helicopter” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters.
     
A Airbus H225M multirole helicopter
(Credit: Airbus Helicopters)
     
The Super Puma has served Singapore well for the last 30 years. The addition of the H225M to the RSAF fleet will bring a step change in capabilities thanks to a proven, versatile and extremely modern platform, that is able to cope with the most challenging missions”, Faury added.

Singapore’s fleet of H225M will be used for a wide spectrum of operations including Search and Rescue (SAR), Aeromedical Evacuation (AME), and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. A proven platform with exceptional payload, a world-class automatic flight control system and long endurance, the H225M has demonstrated its versatility and performance even in the harshest operational environments.

The H225M is the latest evolution of the successful Super Puma / Cougar family of military helicopters, with more than 500 units delivered worldwide. Singapore is the latest nation to order the H225M, after France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Kuwait.

Singapore's defense ministry also announced the purchase of Boeing's CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters. If rthe ministry did not give financial details or say how many helicopters were involved, sources familiar with the matter had valued a potential deal at $1 billion earlier this year.