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AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

AgustaWestland bids for two more Indian military tenders

Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP helicopter contract, AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard (see full story)

Source: Indian Express, 10-Apr-13

Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

The Times of India is reporting that the tender for 16 helicopters for the Indian Coast Guard has been stopped.  With just two manufacturers bidding – local HAL with the Dhruv and Eurocopter with the AS565MB Panther – the defence ministry has reportedly found the Panther to be non-compliant in some aspects of the tender… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-12

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Indian Coast Guard launches tender for 16 helicopters

Indian Coast Guard launches tender for 16 helicopters

The Indian Coast Guard has floated a global tender worth over $200 million to procure 16 light helicopters.  The global Request for Proposal has been sent to three companies – Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Sikorsky.  Eurocopter are expected to bid with the AS565 Panther. (see full story)

Source: Hindustan Times, 21-Nov-11

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

Indian Coast Guard tender gets off the ground

The Indian Coast Guard is progressing its tender for 12 helicopters, with three bids received by the cut-off date.  The three are Sikorsky offering the S76 OSS Air, working with AgustaWestland and their AW109 Indocopter, working with Eurocopter The latter two are their tied manufacturers’ local representatives.  The tender calls for the helicopters to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-11

11-Aug-11 Pratapnagari, India

Emergency landing in a paddy field during a post-maintenance ferry flight

11-Aug-11

India cancels Coast Guard helicopter acquisition

India cancels Coast Guard helicopter acquisition

The Defence Ministry has cancelled a tender for hiring eight helicopters for transport and evacuation operations after going through the year-long selection process.

Source: Economic Times, 30-Jul-10

Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

Two more Chetak helicopters would be added in the next few months.

Source: The Hindu, 23-Jul-10