• All-weather transport helicopter • Gulf and Bosnia veteran
Building on its experience with the earlier, larger Super Frelon, Sud Aviation (later Aerospatiale) answered the French army’s call for an all-weather medium transport holicopter with the Puma. France and later Britain ordered sizeable fleets. Civil operators, too. found uses for what was to be the first all-weather helicopter in the West. Military and civil exports have flourished and the Puma is still in production almost 30 years later.