June 18 2010
The British government has shelved a 7 billion pound ($10.4 billion) plan to replace aging Sea King search-and-rescue helicopters, reports Grough (U.K.).
The replacement plan had been expected to start in 2012. It would have replaced the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helos with Sikorsky SAR-H S92A helicopters.
Although the Sea Kings are military aircraft, 90 percent of their missions reportedly support civilian operations, such as mountain rescue teams.
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