February 20, 2017 / 3:02 PM / in 10 months

Poland starts tender talks for 16 army helicopters

WARSAW, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Poland’s defence ministry has started on Monday tender negotiations with three firms to buy eight helicopters for special forces and a further eight anti-submarine choppers, the ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Poland is considering buying the helicopters from Airbus, Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary or Leonardo-Finmeccanica this year.

The ministry also said in the statement on its website that it has sent an “invitation” letters to Boeing as well as Lufthansa and Glomex to submit supply offers of three medium-range aircraft for the transportation of top government officials. (Reporting by Pawel Sobczak and Marcin Goettig; Writing by Lidia Kelly)

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