AIRBUS HELICOPTERS has delivered the first of a fleet of 12 Ecureuil/Fennec family helicopters to the Indonesian Army. The company announced the hand-over on November 6 at IndoDefence 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia, although it had taken place on September 18.
The order comprises six single-engine and six twin-engine variants, all of which will have been delivered by 2016. The Indonesian Army will use them to form a new light attack helicopter squadron. Mission equipment, including machine guns and rocket launchers, will be installed in-country by PTDI in Bandung. Alan Warnes