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AgustaWestland - Contract with Dutch Police for 2 AW139s


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AgustaWestland Helicopters
: 21 December, 2007  (New Product)
AgustaWestland has announced that the Netherlands Police Agency has signed a contract today for two AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopters. These two helicopters will be used by the Dutch Police KLPD (Korps landelijke politiediensten) for law enforcement and homeland security purposes.

The AW139 Law Enforcement has the largest cabin in its class with large sliding doors to enable easy and quick access and to perform fast roping. The cabin also allows easy configuration changes to meet operational requirements. The AW139 internally and externally accessible separate baggage compartment of 3.4 m3 is large enough to carry a multitude of mission specific equipment. With a maximum speed of 165 knots (306 kph) and excellent range and endurance the AW139 can be quickly deployed to any crime scene or accident location. The integrated avionic system provides the basis for managing the sensors and comprehensive communications suite required for the law enforcement role. The cockpit is NVG compatible and the aircraft can be equipped with mission equipment like advanced FLIR, weather radar, search light, loudspeaker.


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