Eurocopter has announced the signature in Mexico City of a contract with the
Mexican Navy for the supply of 2 Panther naval helicopters with 8 additional
Panthers as option.
The Panther helicopters will be operated from boats and land in support
of coast guard, surveillance, search and rescue (SAR), drug and troop transport
missions. Deliveries of these helicopters are due in 2005.
To date, up to 259 Panther helicopters have been sold to military customers and
more than 490 Dauphin helicopters, the civil version of the proven Panther, have
been sold to non-military customers. Bringing the total number of
Panther/Dauphin airframes produced to date well in excess of 700 units.
Other Panther/Dauphin customers in America are the United States with 99
Dauphins sold to US Coast Guard and Brazil with 36 Panthers purchased for its
Recently the Panther/Dauphin helicopter has been selected by the Korean Navy
Police, the Moroccan Royal Navy, the Greek Port Police and the Spanish Coast
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