Eurocopter has signed an agreement with the Royal Thai Air Force for the supply of four EC725 helicopters, configured for search and rescue missions. Signing the new agreement today were Air Marshal Paiboon Singhamat of the Royal Thai Air Force. “This latest endorsement underscores the role of our EC725/EC225 family as the helicopters of reference in Asia for search & rescue,” and Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President for Sales and Customer Relations said. “It also marks a new step in Eurocopter’s expansion of its ties with Thailand as the country moves ahead with modernization programs for its helicopter fleets”. Deliveries of the EC725, the twin-engine tactical rotorcraft from Eurocopter's successful Cougar family, will be in 2015. “This contract for the EC725 will greatly enhance the capabilities of the Royal Thai Air Force, giving us added reach and effectiveness in search and rescue missions," stated Air Marshal Paiboon Singhamat, Chairman of the Purchasing Committee. The twin-engine EC725/EC225 rotary-wing aircraft family features high-performance navigation and mission systems, including a unique digital four-axis autopilot.