Eurocopter

  • AgustaWestland submits bids for 2 military chopper tenders April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP chopper scam, Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard. The firm has submitted its response to Indian Navy's tender for procuring 56 naval utility helicopters...
  • Eurocopter writes to Army Chief over delays in deal February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Expressing "concern" over delays in finalising the deal for procuring 197 light helicopters for the defence forces, European defence major Eurocopter has written a letter to Army chief Gen VK Singh in that regard. The European Eurocopter AS 350 Fennec is competing with Russian Kamov 226 'Sergei' for...
  • Be fair, irked global arms dealers tell India April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: India's next big defence deal for 126 fighter aircraft is under the cloud even before the bidding begins. European nations, who are angry over the government's scrapping of the Eurocopter contract, are now demanding more transparency in India’s arm procurement process. At a public ceremony in New Delhi, envoys...
  • India scraps 2nd arms deal without credible reason December 22, 2007

    New Delhi: India's abrupt cancellation of a $600 million military helicopter tender has meant different things to different people. To the Europeans, the disqualification of the Eurocopter Fennec, selected after six years of back-breaking evaluation, has meant commercial heartburn. To the group of 10 Indian Army soldiers manning the Bana...
  • Eurocopter tender cancelled, France 'disappointed' December 21, 2007

    New Delhi: France is disappointed with Ministry of Defence over the cancelled Eurocopter tender for nearly 200 helicopters. The tender has been cancelled after a seven-year selection process. Visiting French Foreign Minister Bernard Kourchner also expressed concern over the slow and uncertain nature of India's defence procurement process compared to countries...
  • European chopper deal lands Govt in choppy weather December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence is caught in the crossfire of the arms bazaar and is being openly accused of foul play. The bad blood is over the abrupt disqualification of Eurocopter after it was declared the winner in a $600-million tender for 197 helicopters for the Indian Army....
  • Army chopper deal scrapped, 40-yr-old Cheetahs continue December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of US pressure, India has scrapped a mega defence deal for 197 Army helicopters. The European Eurocopter was selected for a $600 million deal, after the rejection of the American Bell helicopter. But then, the government announced on Thursday that a fresh tender would be issued....