Polish future foreign minister might scrap Airbus helicopter deal

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A long-range tactical multipurpose helicopter 'Eurocopter EC-725 Caracal' (also called Super Cougar) in action during verification tests at the 33rd Airlift Base in Powidz, near Poznan, Poland, 14 May 2015. In April 2015, Polish Defence Ministry has decided to purchase the H225M Caracal helicopter from Airbus Helicopters for Polish Armed Forces.

Polish future foreign minister might scrap Airbus helicopter deal


Poland's future new foreign minister, Witold Waszczykowski, has questioned the country's deal to buy French Airbus Group's army helicopters, saying the contract would only leave "leftovers" for Polish producers.

The outgoing government, beaten by the eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party in national elections last month, signed a provisional deal with Airbus in April for 50 EC-725 Caracal multi-purpose helicopters, turning down offers from U.S. Sikorsky and AgustaWestland.

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