KUALA LUMPUR: DPM and Defence Minister Dtk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be in Seville, Spain, in the next few days reportedly to take a closer look at the A400M transport aircraft at EADS-CASA facility.
Speculation is rife that he is not just there to look and touch the A400M but may well be there to close the deal on the purchase of Cougars for the Nuri Replacement Programme.
Since Eurocopter is part of EADS this may well might be the end of the long search for the air force. As there will be not much industrial offset for the Cougar, they might get something in return with the A400M, of which we are already committed to buy at least four examples, at least.
I could be wrong of course, they might just opt for the other helicopters in contention. Those who are willing to bet against me of course, should offer a small financial incentive to back their claim. Any takers?If you like this post, buy me an espresso. Paypal Payment