Tuesday, July 10, 2012
MoD Pumas Feature Safety Upgrades
The UK Ministry of Defence’s Eurocopter Puma Mk2 fleet has performed its first internal qualifications, leading up to the modified helicopter’s completion of the first phase of upgrades. Three Pumas have received initial upgrades and are now scheduled for additional flight testing and evaluations at QinetiQ’s Boscombe Down facility in the UK. The safety and performance upgrades to the helicopters include a full-glass cockpit, new Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines and increased fuel and payload.
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