Botswana Defence Force Buys EC225LP from Spanish Police

Botswana Defence Force Buys EC225LP from Spanish Police 30 Sep, 16, Source: HeliHub.com

The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has recently bought a second hand Airbus Helicopters EC25LP Super Puma Mk. It was originally used by the Spanish Police in 2010 for the National Police Corps Special Operations Group and returned to Airbus Helicopters in 2013 as part payment for their new EC135s. It was in storage up until this point.

The Botswana Defence Force has also recently acquired six Bat Hawk light aircrafts, which are planned to be fitted with dual 5.56mm minimi machineguns. As reported by Defence Web, Botswana has also had dealings with Sweden in which talk of purchasing eight Gripen C/D fighter jets has arisen. They have also visited South Korea and have looked into K2 Black Panther tanks. It has been speculated that Botswana was on the brink of spending 2 billion Pula on forty-five General Dynamics Piranha 8×8 vehicles, armed with 30-mm cannon turrets.

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