Helicopters are a hot field right now. The USA's $2.2 billion Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program has been awarded to Bell, which is also competing with Eurocopter for India's $500-600 million light helicopter program. The USA's own Light Utility Helicopter program is set to begin competition for 320 helicopters soon, and now Turkish Daily News reports that Turkey's Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) has formally opened an international competition for the purchase of 32 military helicopters and 20 fire fighters worth around $700 million. Only one platform will chosen, winner take all.
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