Norwegian Police pick Leonardo’s AW169 helicopter

Leonardo Helicopters has it will provide the Norwegian Police with AW169 helicopters as part of the force’s modernisation programme.

Leonardo revealed that a contract for the aircraft is expected to be signed next month, and is expected to cover three AW169s, with an option for three additional helicopters, and a 10-year maintenance package.

“The new aircraft will enable the Norwegian Police to enhance their capabilities and readiness to counter various threats such as terrorism and other crimes, delivering greater range than the current helicopters in service and rapid response over shorter ranges from other bases when necessary,” said a spokesman for Leonardo.

The AW169, introduced in 2015, is a twin-engine aircraft that can seat 10 people. It has a maximum speed of 190 miles per hour and a range of 510 miles.

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