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Indonesia Buys AW101 VIP Helicopter for President.

Jokowi Gets New Helicopter, Draws Criticism

http://m.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20151124074957-20-93622/tni-akan-beli-setengah-lusin-helikopter-vvip-antipeluru/

Add news development from Tanggo Post. This come from CNN Indonesia on line. The AF spokesman reinstate that the overall aimed is for 6 AW101 VIP helicopters as 5 years defence plan ststed of 6 VIP Helicopters.

On other local media, an AF source indicated that they are more prefer AW 101 then Cougar (where DI/IAe got contracts from EADS to manufacture some of fuselage and tail boom), but will still contracting DI/IAe for more Cougars (up to 16 from present 9 already contracted). This seems to calm down local opposition that fuelled by DI/IAe criticsm on AW101 choices rather than Cougar VIP version.

Local internal forum speculated that TNI-AU got special prices from AW that want to up load some of their AW101 VIP which previoudly intended to India.

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H-225M Airbus contract for Poland at stake

Poland’s new defense minister Antoni Macierewicz said earlier this week he was inclined to repeat the helicopter tender process, although reports from Poland suggest that such a move is dependent on negotiations with another government department over the offset program the work would provide.
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[The new administration] has been highly critical of the helicopter contract [in the past], in particular, stating that the tender should have gone to a manufacturer with a larger footprint inside Poland. While Airbus has agreed to produce the H225M in country at a facility in Lodz, it is not an incumbent in Poland unlike competitors AgustaWestland and Sikorsky both of which have facilities in the country thanks to their takeovers of PZL-Swidnik and PZL-Mielec respectively.

Note that the H215 prod line is to be moved in Romania, clearing the way for the new Sino-French H175

Source:
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Egypt military helicopter crashes near Cairo

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Please, more photos of this Mi-171ŠM, it looks like it´s totaled!!! Not long time ago highly modernized and there is the end here now, ehhh

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Only could get pics from behind.

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http://m.antaranews.com/en/news/101834/president-jokowi-decides-not-to-buy-aw101-helicopter

Indonesian President decided not to give agreement with AF plan for up to 9 AW101 procurement (with 3 for VIP and 6 for General Combat specs). This after very public battle between AF and IAe/DI which lobby hard to Psrliement and public sentiments on scutling the deal in favor for Cougar/Cacaral version which IAe has long cooperation with Airbus Helicopters.

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Uganda is once again under UN investigations surrounding the alleged purchase of classified military equipment from Russia, including four Mi24 attack helicopters that ended up in possession of the South Sudan government.

Uganda in chopper saga again

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Airbus Flies Ardiden Engine For Chinese AC352

[...]images taken by aviation enthusiasts at Marseille’s Marignane airport, where Airbus has its main flight-test facility [...] show the prototype H175, PT1 registered F-WWPB [...] fitted with a new upper-fuselage engine cowling and exhaust system for the Ardiden 3C engine.

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The Chinese aircraft [from avicopter] – being fitted with a Chinese-produced variant of Turbomeca’s Ardiden 3C-, known as the WZ-16 – has so far failed to make its first flight.

Source:
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