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Puma Helicopters

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the upgraded Puma helicopters in combat operations. (290381)

The Puma medium support helicopter will be fitted with new engines and modern avionics. Our assessment is that this upgrade will provide a step change in the Puma’s capability, providing enhanced performance in the toughest and most demanding conditions.