Six EC725 combat search and rescue helicopters for Indonesia

Euro­copter to sup­ply six EC725 com­bat search and res­cue heli­copters to PT Dirgan­tara Indone­sia for cus­tomiza­tion and deliv­ery to Indone­sian Air Force

A con­tract is signed today between Euro­copter and PT Dirgan­tara Indonesia/Indonesian Aero­space for the sup­ply of six EC725. To be received in 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.

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Sig­na­ture cer­e­mo­ny (Ref. DSC-02024 — © Copy­right Euro­copter)
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Eurocopter’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the third bian­nu­al aero­space expo­si­tion at Mar­rakech Air­port will include the pres­ence of Eurocopter’s mul­ti-role AS550 Fen­nec, which is equipped with rock­ets and a high effi­cien­cy 20 mm. gun.

“This year’s Mar­rakech Air Show under­scores a 50-year rela­tion­ship of Euro­copter and Moroc­co that has been based on a spir­it of con­fi­dence and loy­al­ty, with a full range of our prod­ucts serv­ing the King­dom – from the cor­ner­stone Alou­ette to the lat­est EC225” explained Loïc Porcheron, the Euro­copter Vice-Pres­i­dent for Mid­dle East and Africa. “Euro­copter stands ready to con­tin­ue sup­port­ing Morocco’s evolv­ing mis­sion require­ments over the long-term.”

The country’s largest Euro­copter fleet is oper­at­ed by the Roy­al Moroc­can Air Forces, like SA342 Gazelle and AS330 Puma used for armed recon­nais­sance, troop trans­port to sup­port and logis­tics. The Roy­al Moroc­can Navy oper­ates AS565 Pan­ther for search and res­cue, coastal sur­veil­lance, and deploy­ments at sea on frigates. An inven­to­ry of heli­copters from Gazelle to Super Puma fam­i­ly is flown by the Roy­al Moroc­can Gen­darmerie for a very large pan­el of mis­sions from search and res­cue, med­ical air­lift and anti-crime to VIP trans­port.

With more than 600 rotary-wing air­craft cur­rent­ly in ser­vice through­out the Africa and Mid­dle East, Euro­copter heli­copters are per­form­ing a full range of mis­sions in dai­ly ser­vice, from home­land defense and secu­ri­ty to law enforce­ment, VIP trans­port, util­i­ty and off­shore air­lift for the oil and gas indus­try.

About Euro­copter
Estab­lished in 1992, the Fran­co-Ger­man-Span­ish Euro­copter Group is a divi­sion of EADS, a world leader in aero­space and defense-relat­ed ser­vices. The Euro­copter Group employs approx­i­mate­ly 20,000 peo­ple. In 2011, Euro­copter con­firmed its posi­tion as the world’s num­ber one heli­copter man­u­fac­tur­er with a turnover of 5.4 bil­lion Euros, orders for 457 new heli­copters and a 43 per­cent mar­ket share in the civ­il and para­pub­lic sec­tors. Over­all, the Group’s heli­copters account for 33 per­cent of the world­wide civ­il and para­pub­lic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong inter­na­tion­al pres­ence is ensured by its sub­sidiaries and par­tic­i­pa­tions in 21 coun­tries. Eurocopter’s world­wide net­work of ser­vice cen­ters, train­ing facil­i­ties, dis­trib­u­tors and cer­ti­fied agents sup­ports some 2,900 cus­tomers. There cur­rent­ly are more than 11,300 Euro­copter heli­copters in ser­vice in 149 coun­tries. Euro­copter offers the most com­pre­hen­sive civ­il and mil­i­tary heli­copter range in the world and is ful­ly com­mit­ted to safe­ty as the most impor­tant aspect of its busi­ness.

Source:
Euro­copter

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