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Croatian Police to patrol border with debutant AW139
The Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 helicopter, which will be the first of the type flying in the country.
Read this story in our March 2015 printed issue.

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.

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The AW139 has proven extremely successful in Japan; those in service there have logged in excess of 110,000 flight hours, performing several utility operations, as well as supporting several prefectures and city authorities.
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