Airbus Helicopters has disclosed a contract to sell nine H145M helicopters to the Republic of Serbia. The contract for procurement, associated services and related industrial cooperation was signed in Belgrade between Airbus, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia on 28th December.
The helicopters will be tasked with transport, search and rescue, combat, medical evacuation, surveillance and security missions.
In addition to the procurement of helicopters and the support solution including spares, tools and documentation, the contract also includes the transfer of dedicated technology for maintenance and repair work on the purchased helicopters.
In parallel, the Serbian aeronautics plant "Moma Stanojlovic" near Belgrade will be certified as a Maintenance Centre for Airbus’ Gazelle helicopters and integrated into Airbus Helicopters maintenance network.
Furthermore, Serbian manufacturing plants and research institutions will receive support in order to obtain relevant qualifications and certifications enabling them to become part of the Airbus supply chain.