Ten Bidders to Modernize Poland's Combat Helicopter Fleet
(Source: Polish Radio; published Aug. 05, 2014)
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.

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