Ministry of Defence to scrap $1.5-bn deal for 197 light utility helicopters deal

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<i>Representative image</i>: 'Two rounds of trials for these helicopters have already taken place.' (Reuters) Representative image: 'Two rounds of trials for these helicopters have already taken place.' (Reuters)
SummaryProcurement of 197 light helicopters was intended to replace ageing Cheetah/Chetak fleets

"both the Eurocopter's Fennec and its competitor, the Russian Kamov Ka-226T, have not completely met the specifications". However, a technical panel has studied the deviations and made certain recommendations to the MoD. The decisions made have not been accepted by the Defence Acquisition Council, said the sources.

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