Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

Paraguay Police add four UH-1s

16-Jun-2011

Two UH-1s, serialled A-11 and A-12, have been added to the helicopter fleet of the Paraguayan Police, who previously operated only Robinson R44s.  This fleet expansion provides them with significantly more capability than they have previously had.  The UH-1Hs are fitted with mountings for snipers as well as being suitable for all emergencies, with kit including siren and speaker for communication, 1300kg capable cargo hook, and stretchers for medical evacuation. They also have rappelling kit for unloading of troops from the air, and equipment to combat forest fires.  The tail of each aircraft indicates that they are also fitted with the BLR FastFin (see recent story)

A further two UH-1Hs, serialled A-14 and A-15, are due in the next few weeks to bring the total to four.  Their purchase has been linked to the ongoing police operation against the Ejército del Pueblo Paraguayo (EPP) – the “People’s Army of Paraguay”

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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