Kuwait places $1.1bn order for 30 Airbus Caracal helicopters

Kuwait’s military put in a firm request worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for 30 Airbus Caracal military helicopters, the French defence minister said.

The arrangement marked on Tuesday is a piece of 2.5 billion euros in French safeguard contracts declared a year ago by the Gulf emirate.

The long-run H225M strategic transport helicopters, every seating 28 troops notwithstanding team, are bound for the Kuwaiti armed force and national watch, the French service said, with conveyances to start ahead of schedule in 2019.

Airbus affirmed the request in an announcement.

The Kuwaiti request is a genuinely necessary help for the Airbus Group’s helicopter division, which has been hit by weaker interest from the oil and gas industry.

It has additionally endured in the wake of April’s lethal accident of a H225 Super Puma, the model’s non-military personnel form, faulted for gearbox metal exhaustion in a preparatory report.
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