Following the EU-Brazil summit, President Nicolas Sarkozy of
France and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil
officially announced a new contract for 50 EC725 helicopters which
has been signed by the Brazilian government and a consortium formed
by Eurocopter and Brazilian subsidiary Helibras. The helicopters
will be operated by Brazil’s armed forces and the first
deliveries are scheduled for 2010.