Kuwait says arrival of Caracal multicopters to boost statewide capabilities

Kuwait on Tuesday said the arrival of Caracal’s multirole helicopters should reinforce capabilities across state bodies, just as the first batch of the French-made aircraft landed in the country, as per a military deal worth USD one billion. The multi-role aircraft will facilitate integral operations such as search and rescue efforts, in addition to emergency evacuation plans, said Kuwait National Guard deputy chief Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Sabah.

He hailed the arrival of the aircraft as a “turning point” in Kuwait’s military history, besides one of many long-term development plans envisaged by the National Guard, attributing this success to its chief His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah.

On the National Guard’s future ambitions, he said the “sky is the limit,” in line with the military body’s established role as a “bastion against all threats,” added the official

Source: Kuwait News Agency