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ALEA 2012: AgustaWestland promotes AW139 as a national security helicopter

14th July 2012 - 11:34 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Reno


AgustaWestland is pushing its military variant of the AW139 to meet the envisaged future needs of the US Department of Homeland Security and its various associated agencies.

Company officials say the AW139M, which was developed to meet the US Air Forces Common Vertical Lift Support Platform (CVLSP), would make make a highly cost-effective platform for missions carried out by DHS agencies including SAR, law enforcement and transport.

'While there has been much modernisation in the air assets of police departments across the United States, this hasn't been the case with the larger organisations,' said Andrew Gappy, business development manager for Federal

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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