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Morocco will acquire anti-submarine helicopters

Bell helicopters equipped with anti-submarine missiles will soon be put into service in the Moroccan army. A video presented as evidence was published on the Net.

The Royal Armed Forces of Morocco (FAR) will receive within two months two Bell 412EPI multipurpose helicopters that will be able to fire anti-submarine missiles, said media, deemed to be close to the government, quoting the forum specialized in FAR-Morocco weapons issues.

A video of FAR-Morocco shared shows a Bell helicopter doing a test flight. This would be the first of two future Navy aircraft.

According to media, “the need for this type of aircraft is such that Algeria currently has six Kilo-type submarines, acquired from its traditional arms suppliers, in this case the Russians”.

In December 2018, media announced that the Royal Navy had acquired in France its first Patmar-type maritime patrol aircraft (KING AIR 350ER CN-TMR) and was preparing to receive another, the CN-TMS, which was still in the testing phase. These two “sky cruisers” were purchased after the Royal Navy set up a group consisting of the onboard helicopter fleet (AS565MB Panther and Bell 412EPI) and that of fixed-wing aircraft (King Air 350ER CN-TMR) following the acquisition by Algeria of its sixth Russian-made Kilo-type submarine.

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