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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cyclone choppers to land starting in June — feds

CH-148 CycloneThe CH-148 Cyclone helicopters have still not been accepted by Canada but the government says they will start to be delivered in June, one year after the government renegotiated its contract for the choppers.

Four of the aircraft are currently housed at 12 Wing Shearwater, and Royal Canadian Air Force pilots are being trained on them.

The helicopters have gone to sea on Halifax-class frigates for trials, but National Defence is not saying how they’re performing.

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