The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two additional twin-engine EC725 (now marketed as the H225M Caracal), multirole utility helicopters, under the fleet strengthening program agreement launched in 2012. Delivery of the two additional EC725s is scheduled for 2019.

The RTAF’s EC725s are specially equipped with fast roping, cargo slings, search lights and electro-optical systems (EOS) to perform combat search and rescue (CSAR) missions, search and rescue (SAR) flights, troop transport operations and other tasks.

These additional helicopters will join the existing fleet of four EC725s to perform similar missions. Two EC725s that were booked in 2014 will also be delivered by the end of this year. Upon signing this latest contract, the RTAF may also consider to further expand its fleet of EC725s.

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Airbus Helicopters’ EC725 is a member of Super Puma/Cougar family of military helicopters, with more than 500 units delivered worldwide. It is currently operated by the armed forces of France, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the State of Kuwait.