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Lithuanian border guard orders three H145s
Funded in part by Lithuania's national budget and also by European funding, the H145s will further strengthen the intelligence and response capabilities of its border guards.
The three five-bladed H145s will be operated for missions such as SAR, disaster relief, border patrol, organ transportation and operational deployment by Lithuania's Special Forces.
Read this story in our December 2023 printed issue.

The Lithuanian State Border Guard Service is expanding its fleet with a contract for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters, bringing the number of Airbus Helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to 11. The helicopters will be operated for a wide range of missions including search and rescue, disaster relief and medevac, border patrol, firefighting, transport of donor organs and operational deployment of the Lithuanian Special Forces.

“We are allocating significant resources to provide our State Border Guard Service with the latest equipment such as the multi-mission H145 helicopters,” says Minister of Interior Agné Bilotaité. “Funded in part by the national budget, and also thanks to European funding, the H145s will further strengthen the intelligence and response capabilities of our border guards and contribute to Lithuania's security.”

“We are honoured that the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service is placing its trust in Airbus Helicopters once again with the selection of the H145 as its next generation multi-role helicopter,” adds EVP global business Olivier Michalon. “Our partnership started in 2002 when the border guard received its first EC120. Twenty-one years later, it is a privilege to support such a distinguished organisation and to contribute to essential security missions in order to protect and serve the population of Lithuania and to make Europe safer.”

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