Kuwait orders 30 Caracal helicopters from Airbus Helicopters

MARIGNANE, France, Kuwait has signed a deal with Airbus Helicopters for 30 H225M Caracal helicopters, the company announced Tuesday.


The deal, for an undisclosed value, includes associated support and service packages for the multi-role utility aircraft, Airbus Helicopters said in a statement. Kuwait is the seventh country to order the Caracal.

Kuwait has in the past ordered Super Pumas, Pumas and Gazelles from Airbus Helicopters, the company said.

The fleet will be used for combat search-and-rescue, naval operations, medical evacuation and military transport.

They will be operated by the country’s air force and national guard.

The helicopter is the latest evolution of the Super Puma/Cougar family of military helicopters.

The Caracal has also been ordered by France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Kuwait.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz