Thales, Eurocopter group lands German contract

20th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

KOBLENZ, Germany, Jan 20 (AFP) - A consortium comprising defence technology groups Thales, Rheinmetall, Eurocopter and CAE of Canada said Thursday they had landed a EUR 488 million (USD 634 million) contract from the German armed forces to build NH90 helicopter flight training simulators.

KOBLENZ, Germany, Jan 20 (AFP) - A consortium comprising defence technology groups Thales, Rheinmetall, Eurocopter and CAE of Canada said Thursday they had landed a EUR 488 million (USD 634 million) contract from the German armed forces to build NH90 helicopter flight training simulators.

The consortium, Helicopter Flight Training Services (HFTS), said it would provide NH90 helicopter training in specially built training centres.

HFTS, based in Hallbergmoos, is jointly owned by the four groups, which each hold a stake of 25 percent.

The industry consortium would design, build, and operate three NH90 training centres in Buckeburg, Fassberg and Holzdorf, it said.

Once the first training centre was ready in mid-2008, the contract would run until 2022.

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