These helicopters are intended to supplement the fleet of 14 Caracal service in the French army and regularly deployed in overseas operations.
The EC 725 is a helicopter designed to perform missions of search and rescue in the zone of combat, troop transport over long distances and special missions. It includes special equipment for such missions, such as refueling system against measures, an infrared camera and instruments to locate a pilot ejected.
Twin-engine helicopter in the 11-ton class, the EC 725 is the first French helicopter equipped with a self-protection system complete with LCD display and a blindage.Il is also capable of performing rescue missions at sea
This contract represented a workload of around 100 people per year for Eurocopter and 150 people per year for its 400 suppliers.