Panther Upgrade Targeted at Somali Pirates
France has unveiled details of a mid-life upgrade of the Eurocopter AS565 Panther helicopter that will substantially enhance the capabilities of an aircraft playing a key role in anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean.
The objective of the E80 million ($110 million) programme is to give the Panther "significantly increased operational capability," in line with its current operational tasks. The modified, night-vision goggle-compatible cockpit includes a new 10in (255mm) displa...
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