AgustaWestland announced today, February 18, that the Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate twin-turbine helicopter. The order follows a competitive tender issued by the Croatian Ministry of Interior.to replace an older model.
The AW139 was chosen by the customer after a comprehensive evaluation process of competing bids, proving the AW139 to be the best value solution to meet its demanding mission and safety requirements. The project is co-financed with EU Internal Security Funds 2014/2020.
The Croatian Police AW139 configuration includes a high definition latest generation FLIR turret, HD video link system, searchlight, rescue hoist and a cabin mission console. The helicopter will be operated mainly in Border Control operations, including maritime tasks. The contract includes a significant training package, including the licensing of six pilots and 13 technicians. Alan Warnes