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Problems Cited With Helicopter Training Program

April 24 2012

United Kingdom

Industry sources say the British Ministry of Defense has suspended plans to procure new helicopters to train military air crews, reports Defense News.

The purchase was expected to be part of the Military Flying Training System (MFTS) program, which contains fixed-wing and rotary portions.

AgustaWestland and a consortium of Eurocopter, CAE and FB Heliservices have been competing for the 400 million pound (US$641.6 million) rotary portion of MFTS. They have reportedly been...

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