December 9, 2013
Italian Police takes delivery of fifth AW139 Helicopter
The Italian Police has taken delivery of a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter which will be based in Reggio Calabria. The contract, which was signed in July last year, includes a total of eight AW139 helicopters. Designated UH-139C, the Italian Police’s helicopters operate from bases in Southern Italy (Bari, Palermo and Reggio Calabria) as well as from Pratica di Mare close to Rome. The Italian Police AW139 configuration includes a high definition latest generation FLIR, satellite communication system, searchlight, rescue hoist and a cabin mission console. The latest aircraft also includes an advanced HD video down link which will also be retrofitted to the Italian Police’s UH-139 helicopters already in service.