Eurocopter Put Through the Paces
09/02/2013 -- Eurocopter and Poland: Meeting the country's multi-role military helicopter requirements and supporting its industrial supply chain on a global scale -- Eurocopter's participation at Poland's MSPO defense industry exhibition underscores its long-term commitment to this country, which includes the company's EC725 Caracal offer for the Ministry of National Defense's multi-role helicopter acquisition, and its intention to build on well-established partnerships with the Polish industry. As part of the presence at MSPO -- being held September 2-5 in Kielce -- Eurocopter has brought for a second time the EC725 Caracal helicopter. The machine operating recently in Afghanistan, Mali or Libya belongs to the French Air Forces. The Caracal is proposed for Poland's acquisition of 70 multi-role helicopters, with Eurocopter and Turbomeca (Safran) signing industrial cooperation agreements that include the creation of full assembly lines in Poland for the Caracal and its Makila 2 turboshaft engines.