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International Defence Industry Exhibition
1 - 4 September 2014
Press release MSPO 2014 - Airbus Helicopters
|Monday, September 01, 2014 01:38 PM|
|Airbus Helicopters' EC665 Tiger HAD and EC725 Caracal first appearance in Poland|
Airbus Group and its Divisions showcases its portfolio of advanced helicopter products at the 22nd MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, from 1 to 4 September in Kielce, Poland. Marking its premier appearance in Poland, the EC665 Tiger HAD attack helicopter joins the multi-mission EC725 Caracal on display at MSPO.
Airbus Helicopters' Tiger HAD at MSPO 2014
“With two modern, combat proven and interoperable rotorcraft, Airbus Helicopters is able to offer a comprehensive solution to meet the full needs of the Polish Armed Forces,” said Airbus Helicopters President Guillaume Faury. “We are ready to ramp-up our existing cooperation with Poland’s aerospace industry and research institutions in order to provide a consistent, sustainable and structured end-to-end industrial capacity.”
Marking its premier appearance in Poland, the EC665 Tiger HAD attack helicopter will join the multi-mission EC725 Caracal on display at MSPO. With a proven combat mission record, including side-by-side deployments with the French Army in Afghanistan, Libya and Mali under extreme and challenging conditions, the two aircraft have already demonstrated their unique performance, reliability and interoperability.
The EC725 Caracal multi-role helicopter
Airbus Helicopters’ NATO-interoperable EC725 Caracal is proposed for Poland’s acquisition of new multi-role helicopters, with the rotorcraft able to perform a wide range of missions. These missions range from special operations to combat search and rescue, tactical transport and medical evacuation as well as a full range of maritime roles. One type of helicopter thus enables Poland to autonomously defend its territory and deploy its forces wherever and whenever needed. Since its entry into operational service in 2005, the EC725 Caracal has been operational with the military forces of France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and in the near future several other undisclosed nations. Its reliability and durability have been endorsed in crisis areas that include Lebanon, Afghanistan and Mali, while also supporting France’s role during NATO-led operations in Libya.