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Eurocopter launches the law enforcement version of its EC145 T2 helicopter with German police

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World Air Force News - Europe
 
 
Eurocopter launches the law enforcement version of its EC145 T2 helicopter with German police.
 

Germany’s Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has ordered six Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters, becoming the first law enforcement customer for this evolved version of the popular EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft.

     
Germany’s Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has ordered six Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters, becoming the first law enforcement customer for this evolved version of the popular EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft.
EC-145 T2 (photo credit: EC)
     

When delivered in 2015-2016, these EC145 T2s will provide the southwestern German state's police force with a highly capable multi-role fleet to replace a mixed fleet of two other helicopter types.


Eurocopter?s EC145 T2 is the latest member of its EC145 family, incorporating new Arriel 2E engines and the company?s Fenestron shrouded tail rotor, along with upgraded main and tail rotor gear boxes, as well as an innovative new digital avionics suite with 4-axis autopilot.


“The Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has been a Eurocopter customer for decades. From our point of view, its selection of the EC145 T2 as the police version?s launch customer confirms this long-lasting positive cooperation and the trust in our products,” explained Thomas Hein, Eurocopter?s Vice President - Sales and Customer Relations for Europe. “The EC145 T2„s advanced and expandable mission systems, and improved performance, will significantly enhance the police force?s capabilities.“


The aircraft will be equipped with a modern mission management system that facilitates the EC145 T2?s multi-role capabilities in law enforcement. Its primary role for observation and surveillance is supported by forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and daylight cameras, controlled by an operator who also handles communications and data exchange with ground-based police operations.


“With the procurement of six new police helicopters, we guarantee the highest standard for the police units,” said Reinhold Gall, Minister of the Interior of Baden Württemberg. “At the same time, the change to a fleet of only one helicopter type allows savings in maintenance and training.”