SPAN­ISH ARMY RE­CEIVES TWO EC135 HE­LI­COPTERS

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The Span­ish Army Air­mo­bile Force (FAMET) has taken de­liv­ery of two EC135 multi-role he­li­copters from Air­bus He­li­copters at its fa­cil­ity in Spain. Rep­re­sent­ing the first two EC135s de­liv­ered as part of the con­tract awarded by the Span­ish ar­ma­ment pro­cure­ment agency in De­cem­ber 2013, the he­li­copters are ex­pected to ful­fil the army’s press­ing re­quire­ment to pro­vide its com­bat pilots with ad­vanced train­ing in tac­ti­cal mis­sions. The con­tract cov­ers de­liv­ery of a to­tal of eight EC135 he­li­copters, and a lo­gis­tics pack­age that will sup­port fleet sus­tain­abil­ity in fu­ture. Air­bus He­li­copters Es­pana CEO, Fran­cisco Verge, said: ‘’The EC135 meets the re­quire­ments of the Span­ish armed forces in full, and this con­tract is an­other show of con­fi­dence in us on the part of the Span­ish Min­istry of De­fence.’’

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