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Lithuanian Defense Ministry to buy AS-365 "Dauphine" helicopters

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Lithuanian Defense Ministry to buy AS-365 "Dauphine" helicopters

Lithuanian Ministry of Defense 24 October announced its intention to conclude a contract with Eurocopter (Eurocopter) for the supply of three AS-365 Dauphin helicopters.


As planned, the contract will be signed on October 25 by the Director General for Armaments, Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius (Gintautas Zenkevicius) on behalf of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense and Regional Commercial Director Eurocopter Didier Parasme.

The total contract value is estimated at 180 million litas (71,9 million dollars). This amount includes the supply of three helicopters, auxiliary equipment, customer training, and a three-year warranty service.

Purchase financing is provided from European Union funds allocated for structural reforms.

The helicopters are designed to equip the Armed Forces of Lithuania and will replace the Russian Mi-8, used for conducting search and rescue operations. In addition, the new helicopters will be assigned the function of monitoring the environmental situation.

According to the information of the Minister of Defense of Lithuania Juozas Olekas, the resource of Mi-8 helicopters will expire in the coming years.

It is planned that the first AS-365 Dauphin helicopter will be handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces at the end of 2015.

The AS-365N3 + helicopter, whose maximum take-off weight is 4,3 t, is equipped with two Ariel-2C gas turbine engines manufactured by Turbomeca with a capacity of 961 hp. with electronic digital automatic control system FADEC.

The maximum speed is 287 km / h, the flight duration is 4 h, the range is 792 km. AS-365N3 + is designed to carry up to 11 passengers. The helicopter is adapted for operation in hot climates and high mountains.
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  1. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 25 October 2013 10: 51
    +2
    Lithuania got rich
    1. Airman
      Airman 25 October 2013 11: 41
      +1
      Quote: ivshubarin
      Lithuania got rich

      Now you can fly from Vilnius to Palanga in an hour to monitor the environment. Or do they rest abroad?
    2. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 25 October 2013 14: 20
      +1
      Oh, how scary it was, I won’t sleep tonight, but laugh.
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 25 October 2013 20: 44
      0
      Quote: ivshubarin
      Lithuania got rich

      Yes what there .... begged! laughing
      Purchase financing is provided from European Union funds allocated for structural reforms.
  2. bistrov.
    bistrov. 25 October 2013 10: 53
    +1
    Ass Lithuanian military officials to carry. And then for the money of the European Union.
  3. alone
    alone 25 October 2013 10: 54
    +3
    helicopters are not bad.

    The total contract value is estimated at 180 million litas (71,9 million dollars). This amount includes the supply of three helicopters, auxiliary equipment, customer training, and a three-year warranty service.


    and the price is not bad considering all of the above.
  4. Gato
    Gato 25 October 2013 11: 04
    +3
    General Director of Armament Brigadier General

    Under the table laughing
    What posts! And you can also:
    - combat support merchandiser
    - tactical manager
    - field mask stylist
    wassat
    Interestingly, what about the acquisition said the Chief Accountant of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (probably also a general)?
    And what is the combat value of this helicopter?
    The helicopter is adapted for operation in hot climates and highlands.
    Very relevant for Lithuania.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 25 October 2013 11: 10
      +1
      Quote: Gato
      What posts! And you can also: - combat support merchandiser - tactical manager - field mask stylist

      good laughing General Staff - Creative Solutions Division ...
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 25 October 2013 11: 08
    +2
    Lithuanian Defense Ministry to buy AS-365 "Dauphine" helicopters
    They will pay with milk. They will have a lot of them now ... Onishchenko tried. And they, ungrateful, still called him a fascist. And it turns out he saved milk for helicopters.
  6. Horst78
    Horst78 25 October 2013 12: 47
    +1
    Quote: Gato
    General Director of Armament Brigadier General

    Under the table laughing
    What posts! And you can also:
    - combat support merchandiser
    - tactical manager
    - field mask stylist
    wassat

    Glamorous it turns out, straight in geyropsky laughing
  7. kafa
    kafa 25 October 2013 14: 38
    +2
    smites miserable stupid bears we have teper eating air force repeat And there will be an air force general
  8. Yeraz
    Yeraz 25 October 2013 16: 22
    +2
    Beautiful pinwheel.
  9. Migari
    Migari 25 October 2013 22: 22
    0
    Armed to the teeth, they already have 3 tanks, though they gave one to the Estonians one ride, now there will be 3 helicopters, it will be possible to let one Estonians fly. A helicopter looks like a dolphin.