France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

France clears Bulgaria of obligations over last three AS565 Panthers

21-Jun-2011 Source: HeliHub.com

The Bulgarian-based website Novinite.com is today saying that the country has been “pardoned” over its obligations over the last three AS565 Panthers.  This follows a meeting between Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and his French counterpart Gerard Longuet in Paris.  Bulgarian originally ordered 12 Cougars and 6 Panthers, but had not paid for three of the Panthers after severe budgetary cutbacks in line with many countries seeking to reduce the effects of the global recession on their population.

The agreement should clear the way for the three paid-for Panthers to be delivered from Eurocopter’s factory at Marignane by the end of 2011.

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