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AW119Kx delivered to NYC Environmental Protection Police

19th July 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leonardo has delivered an AW119Kx helicopter to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police, the company announced on 12 July.

The helicopter has been customised and equipped with a searchlight, FLIR, external loudspeakers, rappelling and cargo hooks, expanded fuel system, a foldable stretcher and high visibility crew doors on both sides. The aircraft also includes provisions for a Bambi Bucket to be used for firefighting operations.

The New York City water supply system is the largest single source water supply in the US. The AW119Kx will bedeployed to conduct aerial protection missions to prevent terrorism, pollution and crime in and around the water.

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