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Kuwait Ministry of Interior orders Airbus Helicopters' AS365 and H225 multirole helicopters

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World Defense & Security News - Kuwait
 
 
 
Kuwait Ministry of Interior orders Airbus Helicopters' AS365 and H225 multirole helicopters
 
The Interior Ministry of the State of Kuwait has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc (AHI), a subsidiary of Airbus Group, to purchase four helicopters in the ministry’s bid to upgrade its domestic security operations, a ministry statement said on Oct. 2nd, 2015.
     
Kuwait Ministry of Interior orders Airbus Helicopters AS365 and H225 multirole helicopters 640 001Airbus Helicopters' EC225/H225 Super Puma multirole transport helicopter
     
Among the four rotorcraft ordered will be an AS365 and an H225 type multirole helicopters, with training and operation instructions provided for these two planes, said the ministry undersecretary Lt Gen Sulaiman Al-Fahad. The four choppers will join the ministry’s fleet of such planes which it had acquired since 2005, he said, promising more upgrades in the ministry’s hardware over the next few years.

The H225 is a powerful and fast 11-ton-class helicopter that combines long-range performance with a very large cabin – accommodating up to 19 passengers in crashworthy seats. This latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family is used for offshore, VIP and other airlift applications, and is also ideally suited for public service missions such as search and rescue. Its integrated display system, advanced avionics and digital 4-axis automatic pilot significantly reduces flight crew workload, improves mission effectiveness and increases operational safety.

The AS365 N3+ is a member of the highly-capable Dauphin family, which has established its reputation as a fast and powerful helicopter offering operators an outstanding useful load, excellent performance and long range. The latest AS365 N3+ version features more powerful turboshaft engines and an increased gross weight, further enhancing the type’s versatility. It can carry up to 11 passengers and two pilots.