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New 'Panther' in Mexico

New 'Panther' in Mexico 3 October, 2016

Mexico, the first customer for the latest variant of the multirole Airbus AS565 MBe Panther helicopters, received the first 10 units on 28 September. The Mexican Navy is set to receive three more aircraft before the end of the year under the contract signed in 2014. The new aircraft is equipped with two Safran Arriel 2N engines, and a new main gearbox that makes maintenance easier. The Panther is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation. 

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