‘Mexico eyes 50 more Caracals’

Mexico is in talks with Airbus Helicopters on buying 50 more H225M (formerly EC725) helicopters, specialized for Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) operations. Mexico already operates 11 Caracals out of 12 ordered earlier. One was reportedly shot down earlier this year in an incident related to Mexico’s drug wars.

The likely deal is worth over 2 billion USD, with a contract to be signed in July in Paris. The Caracal is a money maker for Airbus Helicopters. Poland recently selected the chopper as a future airborne asset. Other Caracal clients are France, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil.

© 2015 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): An Airbus Helicopters’ shot of the H225M. (Image © Anthony Pecchi / Airbus Helicopters)