Officials of Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc. said that talks are currently ongoing for the possible supply of H145M helicopter to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“There are ongoing talks between Airbus and the Philippine military for the purchase of helicopters,” managing director Lionel de Maupeou told reporters on August 30, as quoted by GMA NEWS Online.
“We have been doing some general presentations. Last October, we did a presentation of some of our helicopters and they’re very interested [in some units],” Poesy said. “Nothing is signed up for now, but we have some hope.”
Airbus officials said they may push for H145M for use of Philippine Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard requirements.
According to Airbus Helicopters H145M is equipped with a modern digital glass cockpit, night vision goggle compatability, and Airbus Helicopters’ advanced Helionix® avionics suite with a 4-axis digital autopilot.
“For armed operations, the rotorcraft carries a mission computer, two rigid multi-purpose armament pylons that are easily removable, an infrared/TV electro-optical system, and a laser range-finder/designator/pointer. With its open system architecture, this innovative weapon system contributes to full situational awareness for the crew,” it added.
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