|Seems the refusal not to accept any imperfections on a delivered product did pay somewhat off. But we had to get them now as there is abselutely no life left in the Sea King airframes.
Army awaits helicopter delivery
The first shipment of the army's new helicopter is expected in January after several years of delays
The first of the Royal Danish Army's 14 new helicopters are expected to be delivered in January. The delivery follows nearly two years of delays caused by technical problems that manufacturer Augusta Westland was forced to remedy.
The EH-101 will phase out the army's* 40-year-old Sikorsky S-61 helicopters, which have been used for rescue missions. The EH-101 is also expected to assist transporting troops.
Army officials identified mistakes in EH-101's software and found cracks in its tail rotor. Augusta Westland agreed to replace the rotors after every 100 hours of flying time. In addition, Augusta Westland committed itself to installing a newly developed rotor system free of charge in the helicopters if the problem is not remedied.
* That would be the Air Forces' 40 year old Sea Kings. 8 for AF SAR, 6 for Army and possible choice of 4 Merlins for Navy.