French Contract Kicks Off H160M Helicopter Development

Credit: French Ministry of the Armies
Airbus Helicopters has secured a long-awaited contract to develop its new H160 commercial helicopter into a military platform for use by three branches of the French Armed Forces. The €10 billion ($11.3 billion) contract for the Joint Light Helicopter (HIL) program was signed Dec. 22. It covers the...
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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