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Ventes d'armes : communiqué sur la signature d'un contrat d'achat par le Koweït de 30 hélicoptères français Caracal

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Kuwait Ministryof Defence orders 30 H225M Caracal helicopters
Kuwait Air Force and Kuwait National Guard to operate 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters for combat search-and-rescue and naval operationsCountry becomes seventh nation to order the H225M Caracal
Marignane, 9 August 2016Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministryof Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utilityhelicopters as well as an associated support and services package, duringthe visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait today. “We aregreatlyhonored that the Kuwait Ministryof Defence has chosen the H225M Caracal as the best platform to fulfill its demandingoperational requirements” said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “Our relationship with Kuwait dates back more than 40years with Super Pumas, Pumas and Gazelles havingbeen delivered to the Armed Forces of the State of Kuwait over the past decades. This H225M Caracal contract opens a new chapter in our cooperation. I would like to personallythank the Kuwait Air Force which placed its trust in our products to renew its helicopter fleet, and I am alsograteful for the confidence of the Kuwait National Guard which has decided to create its helicopter squadron with the support of Airbus Helicopters”, Guillaume Faury added.
Duringthe visit, Airbus Helicopters representatives recognized the keyroleplayed byFrench Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian whoprovided his continued support to the realization of thisproject, in line with the existingFrance-Kuwait strategic relationship. Kuwait’s fleet of H225M Caracal will be used for a wide varietyof missions such as combat search-and-rescue, naval operations, medical evacuation and militarytransportation. The helicopters will be operated bythe Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard. A combat-proven platform with exceptional payload, a world-class automatic flight control system and longendurance, the H225M Caracal has demonstrated its versatilityand performance even in the harshest operational environments. The H225M Caracal is the latest evolution of the successful Super Puma / Cougar familyof militaryhelicopters, with more than 500 units delivered worldwide. Kuwait is the latest nation to join the communityof Caracal users with 138 H225M Caracal havingbeen ordered so far byFrance, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Kuwait.
About Airbus Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus Group, provides the most efficient civil and militaryhelicopter solutions worldwide. Its in-service fleet includes nearly12,000 helicopters operated bymore than 3,000 customers in 154 countries. Airbus Helicopters employs more than 22,000 people worldwide and in 2015 generated revenues of 6.8 billion euros.