Sunday, July 5, 2009
First Images of Army Copters Surface
Pictures of the army's new transport helicopters have surfaced on the Internet, confirming they are AS-532 Cougars. The pictures were taken just outside a Eurocopter facility. Chile, which has yet to announce the acquisition, had agreed to acquire eight helicopters to replace about a dozen AS-330 Pumas. The more-advanced EC-725 was another model believed to have been considered. The AS-532 has a crew of two and can carry up to 25 troops.