Philippines president cancels helicopter deal with Canada

The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the military to cancel its planned acquisition of 16 utility helicopters from Canada after the North American country ordered a review of the contract.

“I want to tell the Armed Forces to cut the deal, don’t push through with it and somehow we will look for another supplier,” the 72-year-old Philippine leader said.

Last Tuesday, the Philippines and Canada signed a $233 million deal (Dh855 million) for the purchase of Bell 412EPI helicopters.

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