Airbus is selling a further six H145s to the UK Ministry of Defense for use in Cyprus and Brunei

H145 – Image: Disclosure / Airbus

Airbus has announced that the UK Ministry of Defense has ordered six additional Airbus H145 helicopters as the next step towards renewing the rotary fleet and reducing the number of variants in service.

The new aircraft will be deployed to Cyprus, mainly for emergency response duties and in support of British military training in jungle warfare exercises in Brunei. It will replace the Airbus Pumas that currently perform these tasks.

Lenny Brown, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters UK said:

“We congratulate the Ministry of Defense on this smart acquisition, which at the same time provides the right size helicopter for the needs of Cyprus and Brunei, represents excellent value for the UK taxpayer and is another important step in rationalizing transport helicopters in the fleet.

The H145 Jupiter and its sister H135 Juno continue to demonstrate exceptional reliability and versatility in the Military Flight Training System (MFTS) training role and will carry these crucial features into their new missions.

The new helicopters will be delivered next year and will serve alongside 29 H135s and seven H145s at the Defense Helicopter Flying School, which trains all British Army pilots as part of the MFTS at the Royal Air Force – RAF Shawbury.

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