The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken
delivery of its seventh and eighth Airbus H225M (previously known as
EC725) multirole utility helicopters.
Since 2012, the RTAF has
ordered a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet
Belonging to a contract signed in 2016,
these two new additions join the RTAFís existing fleet of
six H225Ms for combat search and rescue, search and rescue flights
and troop transport missions.
The 11-ton-catergory twin-turbine
H225M is relied upon as a force multiplier by many air forces
worldwide thanks to its outstanding endurance and fast cruise
Featuring state-of-the-art electronic instruments and the
renowned 4-axis autopilot system, the multirole helicopter may be
fitted with various equipment to suit any role.
Close to 90 units
are currently in service in six countries across the globe,
surpassing the 100,000 flight hour milestone.
Royal Thai Air Force,