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05 September 2016

MSPO 2016: Airbus Helicopters Showcase CARACAL, TIGER HAD & H145M

Airbus  Helicopters have a large presence at MSPO in Kielce, Poland from  6-9 September 2016. Highlighting its wide range of products, the company presents the H225M  CARACAL, which has already landed in Kielce following a ferry flight from France, together with the Tiger HAD, and the H145M on its static display. Airbus Helicopters’ presence at the show is in line with Airbus Group’s “Make in Poland” ambition and aims to emphasise its global commitment of long-term cooperation in country.

The H225M CARACAL, pre-selected by the Polish government in 2015, is a heavy, modern and combat-proven platform able to perform a wide range of missions. (Photo: Airbus)

The H225M CARACAL is operated by the armed forces of France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, and Thailand. Kuwait is the latest nation to join the community of CARACALusers with an order of 30 H225M Caracal helicopters placed last  month.

Alongside  the  H225M  is  Airbus  Helicopters’  multi-role  attack  helicopter,  the  TIGER HAD, offered  to  Poland  in  the  frame  of  its  upcoming  “Kruk”  acquisition  project.  The  TIGER  has  proven  its capabilities  during  operational  deployments  in  Afghanistan,  the  Central  African  Republic,  Libya, and Mali.  

For  the  first  time  this  year  at  MSPO,  a  real  H145M  from  the  German  Armed  Forces  will  be exhibited  in  Kielce.  Certified  in  2015,  the  H145M  is  the  latest  member  of  the  Airbus  Helicopters 4t-class  twin-engine  rotorcraft  product  range  –  with  built-in  mission  capability  and  flexibility, especially  in  high-and-hot  operating  conditions.  In  its  military  version,  this  economical  and versatile  helicopter  covers  the  entire  spectrum  of  military  missions,  from  light  utility  to  light attack.