Airbus Helicopters PHL offers new H145M helicopter for Philippines

H145M military helicopter
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Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc. has offered the new H145M light military helicopter for Armed Forces of the Philippines.

According to the GMA, the Airbus Helicopters Philippines Inc. is in talks with the Armed Forces of the Philippines for the latter’s possible purchase of military helicopters.

“There are ongoing talks between Airbus and the Philippine military for the purchase of helicopters,” managing director Lionel de Maupeou told reporters in Pasay City on Wednesday.

Senior governmental sales manager Yves Poesy added that the company is discussing the potential chopper purchase deal with a technical working group from the armed forces.

“We have been doing some general presentations. Last October, we did a presentation of some of our helicopters and they’re very interested [in] some of [them],” Poesy said.

“Nothing is signed up for now, but we have some hope,” he added.

The H145M is an economical and versatile military helicopter covering the entire spectrum of military missions, from light utility to light attack. The H145M delivers the reliability and low operating costs of Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role EC145, which is a rotorcraft of reference for law enforcement organizations and military services – including the U.S. Army, with its UH-72A Lakota version.

For armed operations, the rotorcraft carries a mission computer, two rigid multi-purpose armament pylons that are easily removable, an infrared/TV electro-optical system, and a laser range-finder/designator/pointer. With its open system architecture, this innovative weapon system contributes to full situational awareness for the crew.

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