Polish-Ukraine Helicopter Production Talks Not Related To Failed Airbus Deal: Defense Minister

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Polish-Ukraine Helicopter Production Talks Not Related To Failed Airbus Deal: Defense Minister
Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz

Poland is in talks with Ukrainian manufacturers to produce a military helicopter in a joint cooperation and is unrelated to the failed deal to buy choppers from Airbus Helicopters.

In an interview for the Trwam TV station the Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz explained that the plan is an attempt to build a helicopter, drawing on the experience of the CEE region countries, Radio Poland reported Monday.

Macierewicz stressed that the project is unrelated to a failed deal to buy choppers from France-based Airbus Helicopters, a decision by Poland which has made international headlines.

“There is no reason why Poland and Ukraine would not produce such a Central European helicopter,” Macierewicz said.

The minister also pointed to the Ukrainian Motor Sich company, which produces engines for airplanes and helicopters, and the possibility to build other parts of the aircraft in Poland.

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