Thursday, May 6, 2010

Indian Coast Guard issues RFI for shore based helicopter

Following the Indian navy RFI for a new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has issued a Request for Inquiry (RFI) to procure a new shore-based helicopter. As per the RFI, the ICG is looking to procure 14 twin engine helicopters for Maritime Surveillance, Interdiction and SAR with an MTOW not exceeding 12,000 kilograms capable of stage through operations from its Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPVs) with an MTOW reduced to 10000 kilograms.

The RFI also seeks to gather information pertaining to the integration of cabin mount guns, both for 7.62mm and 12.7mm (.50 cal) guns. In addition, information on the choppers capability to integrate 20/30mm guns is also sought. The RFI states that the interested bidders may furnish the details by 04 June 2010, after which the RFP will be launched..............................Source

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