French HIL Helicopter Program Accelerated

Credit: Airbus
MARSEILLE, France—France is accelerating its procurement of a joint fleet of helicopters based on Airbus H160 twin-engine medium rotorcraft. Under the HIL (Joint Light Helicopter) program, France will buy 169 military versions of the H160, formally christened Guepard or Cheetah, with the type...
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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