France Accelerating Joint Helicopter Fleet Buy

Credit: Eric Raz/Airbus Helicopters
France is preparing to standardize its helicopter fleets with a new rotorcraft to serve all three of the country’s armed forces. Under the Helicoptere Interarmees Leger (HIL)—Joint Light Helicopter—program, France will buy 169 military versions of the Airbus H160, the company’s new twin-engine...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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