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Brazilian Navy orders three H135s

26th February 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters has received a contract to deliver three Airbus H135 helicopters to the Brazilian Navy to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1), the company announced on 21 February.

The three new aircraft will replace the current light twin-engine AS355 helicopters and will carry out missions in the frame of the Brazilian Antarctic Programme in the near future. Two of these aircraft will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, as well as weather radar.

The aircraft will perform a wide range of missions including special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, SAR and medical evacuation.

The contract also includes a comprehensive HCare support and services package.

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