Eurocopter Loses Another Big Military Sale

AIN Defense Perspective » December 17, 2007
December 17, 2007, 12:23 PM

India scrapped a $600 million deal with Eurocopter for 197 AS 550 Fennec light helicopters. Last February, the Indian Army chose the AS 550 to replace its large fleet of Cheetah and Cheetak light helicopters, in preference to the Bell 407. But the selection process was controversial, and Eurocopter was accused of illegal use of agents to influence the deal. It denied any wrongdoing, but an Indian government commission concluded that there were irregularities. Negotiations on price and delivery have been ended by Delhi, and a new tender will be issued next year. At the recent Dubai Air Show, Eurocopter lost a major deal for multiple helicopter types in Saudi Arabia.

FILED UNDER: 
Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X