Military Police in Brazil’s Piauí state add R44

Military Police in Brazil’s Piauí state add R44 6 Jan, 11, Source: HeliHub.com

The Military Police of Piauí added a second helicopter, a Robinson R44, to their capability.  It was launched at the graduation ceremony of new police officers on 28th December at the Headquarters of the General Command in Teresina.  The State of Piaui is in the north-east of Brazil covering approx 250,000 sq.km and has a population of 3 million.

The new R44 was purchased with the assistance of funds from SENASP РSecretaria Nacional de Seguran̤a P̼blica Рthe National Secretariat for Public Security.

Military Police Commander  Col. Prado, said that the R44 will be the responsibility of the Tactical Air Policing Group, and it formed part of a wider investment program including the acquisition of new vehicles, weapons and ammunition, construction of barracks and the revitalization of the Military Police Hospital.

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