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Botswana Defence Force Buys EC225LP from Spanish Police

Botswana Defence Force Buys EC225LP from Spanish Police

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Sep-16

20-Apr-14 BPS-02 Eurocopter AS350B3 Xaraga, Botswana (3F)

Crashed on route from Gumare to Maun, killing all 3 POB.  Named by the Botswana Government here as Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha of Molepolole, Assistant Superintendent Shepherd Ntobedzi of Kalakamati and Inspector Ricardo Mabotho of Lekgolobotlo

20-Apr-14

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31-Oct-12 ZS-HDI Eurocopter AS350B3 Francistown, Botswana

Loss of control during takeoff after refuelling and ended up on its starboard side.  Badly damaged

31-Oct-12

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

ASU contributes specialist NVG knwoledge to Botswana Police AS350B3 upgrades

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced in conjunction with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd., (ESAL) that they have completed three AS350 B3s for the Botswana Police Service, in Johannesburg South Africa. In addition to the installation, ASU also provided ESAL technicians training for support of the installation. Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa with a… Read more »

Source: ASU, 30-Sep-12

Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

Botswana’s three AS350B3 helicopters upgraded for night operations

The three AS350B3s of the Botswana Police have been upgraded for night operations.  Eurocopter South Africa modified the instrument panel and the FLIR camera observer’s console to be NVG compliant. (see full story)

Source: DefenceWeb, 23-Sep-12

Complete Register – Botswana – November 2010

Complete Register – Botswana – November 2010

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-10

Botswana’s Police Air Support Branch takes off with two Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopters

Botswana’s Police Air Support Branch takes off with two Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopters

Botswana’s Police force today received its first two Eurocopter AS350B3s for its newly formed Police Air Support Branch, opening a new chapter of mobile law enforcement and crime prevention in the country.

Source: Eurocopter Southern Africa, 19-Jan-09