LOOK: New helicopter joins Dubai Police fleet

A new AW139 helicopter will be included in the aviation fleet of the Dubai Police General HQ.

This was the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, thanked H.H. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his limitless support to the police force in its bid to enhance safety and security in the emirate.

Major General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed bin Thani, Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief for Ports Affairs, said AW139 is one of the most modern and efficient helicopters in the world.

“It is engineered to the highest safety standards and considered as one of the fastest helicopters in the world. The Aw139 helicopter operations monitoring programme, traffic alert, and collision avoidance system, forward looking infrared, FLIR, camera, weather/search radar and rescue hoist,” he added.

The AW139 helicopter, manufactured by Leonardo Helicopters company, will be utilized in various missions including rescue operations, critical care transport and traffic control.

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