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The Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 helicopter, which will be the first of the type flying in the country. The aircraft replaces an older model, following a competitive tender issued by the Croatian Ministry of Interior.
The AW139 was chosen by the customer after an evaluation process of competing bids, and was co-financed with EU Internal Security Funds.
The police configuration includes a high definition latest generation FLIR turret, hd video link system, searchlight, rescue hoist and a cabin mission console. It will be operated mainly in border control operations, including maritime tasks. The contract includes a significant training package, including the licensing of six pilots and 13 technicians.