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Polish National Police receives first two S-70is

10th December 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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PZL Mielec has delivered the first two S-70i Black Hawk helicopters to the Polish National Police.

The helicopters have been delivered under a contract signed in May 2018. The agreement also covers training for ground staff and pilots, a logistics package and service support in the first months of use.

The customer ordered a third S-70i Black Hawk helicopter in November for delivery by the end of March 2019.

Acquired as part of Poland's Police, Border Guard, State Fire Service and State Protection Service Program 2017-2020, the aircraft will support anti-terrorist operations carried out by the Anti-Terrorist Operations Office.

Janusz Zakręcki, president, general director, PZL Mielec, said: ‘We are proud to deliver two reliable, durable and produced in Poland helicopters Black Hawk in six months from signing the contract, and join Poland to the group of international customers who chose this proven machine.

‘The modernisation plan of uniformed services is important and responsible tasks. One of its elements is the modernisation of the police aviation. We are proud that Black Hawk helicopters produced in Mielec can be part of this plan and serve national security from today.’

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