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French Armed Forces will replace Alouette III helicopters with rented civilian vehicles

The Aerospatiale SA.1960В Alouette III light helicopters in the Air Force and Naval Forces of France from 316-ies will soon be decommissioned and waiting for Airbus Helicopters H160 helicopters to be replaced by Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin helicopters leased from a private carrier, reported bmpd with reference to the La Tribune.

French Armed Forces will replace Alouette III helicopters with rented civilian vehicles
SA.316 / SA.319 Alouette III

The French armed forces will receive their first H160 helicopters under the HIL program (Hélicoptères interarmées légers) no earlier than 2028.

"For the French Armed Forces, and primarily for the Navy, the cost of operating Alouette III helicopters became increasingly expensive due to their venerable age (costs amounted to 18,54 million euros in 2016 for the fleet of 20 helicopters %). In 33,9, the cost per hour of operation of the Alouette III was 2010 euro, and soon rose to 5000 euro. As of 13000 December 31, the average age of the Alouette III park was 2016, ”the newspaper writes.

According to Admiral Christophe Praziuc, “Fantomas performed by Jean Marais still flew the Alouette III, but they are still in service fleet».

A few months ago, he proposed to write off Alouette III more quickly, and to rent helicopters instead. According to him, “such an operation will be less expensive and less complicated, as oil and gas companies have parted ways with a large number of helicopters, and an excess supply has been formed on this market.”
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  1. san4es
    san4es 22 January 2018 12: 52
    Alouette iii helicopter
  2. Shurik70
    Shurik70 22 January 2018 12: 53
    The mess is multiplying.
    Interestingly, civilians will also fight for the army? Or maybe the Arabs will fit in for the francs?
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 22 January 2018 14: 35
      She ... the French will order an "army outsourced." smile
      Pomnitsa, France’s neighbor for 5 centuries, provided the services of mercenary units (and still provides for the Vatican).
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 January 2018 12: 53
    ... maybe upgrade? laughing laughing laughing ... such a rarity !!! laughing
  4. Loess
    Loess 22 January 2018 12: 56
    whole life on loan and army for rent ...
  5. Nasrat
    Nasrat 22 January 2018 13: 05
    Hrenase, rarity ... you need to buy in Kubinka ...

    They need a renovation !!!! wassat
  6. corporal
    corporal 22 January 2018 14: 28
    Fantômas performed by Jean Mare flew on Alouette III

    This helicopter saw everything laughing
    Let them give the former colony to Africa, there this machine will be used for another fifty years.
  7. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 22 January 2018 14: 54
    I understand that these will be coast-based helicopters
  8. Lexus
    Lexus 22 January 2018 15: 21
    "Arrived" lovers of frogs and snails. bully