Two More Helicopters to Be Delivered to Serbian Police by Year's End | Beta Briefing

Two More Helicopters to Be Delivered to Serbian Police by Year's End

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News / Politics | 05.08.22 | access_time 11:30

H-215 helicopter (BETAPHOTO/INTERIOR MINISTRY)

The Serbian Interior Ministry's helicopter squadron will receive two more H-215 Super Puma helicopters by the end of the year, which will considerably improve the firefighting capacity of that unit, Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Aug. 5.

Vulin visited the unit based at the Nikola Tesla Airport, on the occasion of the recent receipt of the first H-215 helicopter, after which he said that the squadron had the strongest helicopter fleet in the Balkans.

The Interior Ministry's helicopter unit has been enriched by contemporary, state-of-the-art helicopters, said Vulin, adding that procurement of the Super Puma helicopters is just a continuation of fleet modernization. "The delivery of the remaining two aircraft of this type, which will be a strong contribution to the fight against fires, seeing as they carry up to five tons of water. For the first time, all helicopters are equipped with buckets for extinguishing fires," said Vulin.

Vulin also said that Interior Ministry members were capable and ready to help neighboring countries, too, as proved by the praise coming from Greece, North Macedonia, Republika Srpska and the European Commission, with the latter stressing during the extinguishing of the fire in Slovenia that Serbian Interior Ministry members had with two helicopters poured the most water and given the biggest contribution to firefighting.

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