Aug. 09, 2014 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Polish Radio; published Aug. 05, 2014)
Ten Bidders to Modernize Poland's Combat Helicopter Fleet
The Polish defence ministry has said that it is considering bids from 10 manufacturers of modern combat-ready helicopters, in an accelerated procedure after the outbreak of civil war in eastern Ukraine.
Although not naming the companies, the defence ministry has said in a statement that the bidding process involves “foreign and domestic companies offering both ready-made helicopters and components for assembly”.
The ministry's 'Operation Raven' is aimed at replacing Poland's ageing Mi-24 fleet of helicopters.
American-made Apache AH-64E aircraft, the European Eurocopter / Airbus Tiger helicopter or the British-Italian Agusta AW129 Mongoose are thought to be among the top runners in the bidding process.