Britain will pursue the acquisition of a “niche fleet” of medium helicopters, eventually, to replace the Royal Air Force’s Pumas toward the middle of next decade, officials have let known. A nearer-term Puma replacement had been one element of the Defense Ministry’s Future Medium Helicopter program, which was finally abandoned as part of a yet-again revised helicopter acquisition strategy announced in December 2009. A go-ahead for the Puma life extension was decided earlier in the ...


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