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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Europe's Airbus wins tender to replace Polish Soviet-era choppers, says report

EC725 CaracalAirbus Helicopters has won a tender to replace Poland's Soviet-era military choppers, beating out British-Italian group AgustaWestland and U.S. manufacturer Sikorsky, local media reported Tuesday.

Airbus, formerly Eurocopter, has won the tender to deliver 70 multipurpose Caracal EC725 helicopters to Poland's army under a contract worth an estimated 2.5 billion euros (NT$93.34 billion; US$3 billion), according to the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

It added that Poland has awarded another lucrative army tender to U.S.-based Raytheon for a Patriot surface-to-air missile system.

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