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The Taiwan Coast Guard has asked the Ministry of the Interior for approval of a budget of NT$1.6 billion. With this money, they plan to buy 30 aerial drones that can be ship-borne. The drones will be bought over a period of five years and will be used for maritime law enforcement missions, giving the… Read more »
Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, had her first budget proposal in March. Within this proposal was the plan to ground one of the police departments Foxtrot EC120 helicopters. Calculations show that this cutting will save up to $1 million, as reported by Baltimore Sun. Not only does this plan leave the fleet down to three,… Read more »
New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as… Read more »
Britain’s Dorset Police have reportedly put their aviation and maritime units on the block in budget cut proposals, citing a need to reduce spending by 20% by 2014.Â The local Daily Echo newspaper notes thatÂ these are two of a number of proposals under consideration (see their article) The October 2010 announcement by the Association… Read more »
Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum and Commissioner Doug England are sparring over the value of the county-owned choppers used by the sheriffâ€™s office after England said he may try to eliminate funding for the helicopters in next yearâ€™s budget.
Wenatchee World, 06-Apr-10
The Sun, 29-Jan-09