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Serbia receives first H145M helicopter

28th November 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of nine H145M helicopters to the Serbian Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 23 November.

Acceptance by the Serbian Air Force took place at Airbus's Donauwörth production facility in southern Germany.

Serbia is procuring the H145Ms for the air force and the Ministry of Interior. Four of the air force’s aircraft will be equipped with the HForce weapon management system.

The contract between Airbus Helicopters and Serbia includes transfer of technology, spare parts, tools and documentation for the helicopters’ maintenance and repair. The company will also certify Serbia's Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant as a centre for the maintenance of Gazelle helicopters and will include it in its overhaul network.

Serbia's aircraft will be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system.

The HForce system, developed by Airbus Helicopters, will allow Serbia to equip and operate its aircraft with a large set of ballistic or guided air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons.

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