Flight tRi­alS FOR iN­DiaN cOaSt gUaRD cSaR chOP­PeR Set tO be­giN

SP's NavalForces - - SP’S EXCLUSIVES -

Air­bus He­li­copters is gear­ing up for flight tri­als of the eC725 Cara­cal to meet the In­dian Coast Guards re­quire­ment of 14 shore-based com­bat search and res­cue and mul­ti­role he­li­copters. The Cara­cal made it through tech­ni­cal eval­u­a­tions late last year and will be put through the paces for what will be the In­dian Coast Guards first ma­jor he­li­copter pur­chase in decades.

Air­bus He­li­copters is cur­rently also in dis­cus­sions with HAL to con­sider an all new pro­duc­tion line for the eC725 in Ben­galuru, to bol­ster its cam­paign for the sup­ply of a large num­ber of spe­cialty he­li­copters to all three ser­vices, the para­mil­i­tary forces and per­haps for state ex­ec­u­tive trans­port

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