The two first of Norways new Police helicopters have finally arrived and were shown to the public today.
Photo: SS from video VG Nett
Leonardo Helicopters AW169
Range: 443 nm/4.5 hours
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210A
40 minutes «Run Dry» Certification. Main gear box can run for 40 minutes without lubrication.
MTOW 4600 kg
Capacity 10 passengers
In addition to SAR and other Police missions the new helicopters will also act as a fire platform for snipers.
Some of the equipment on board:
Enhanced vision/IR censors (Max-Viz 2300)
Night Vision (NVG)
Searchlight (TLX Trakkabeam)
EO/IR-Camera for ISR – Medium-Altitude Covert Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance, SAR missions
The two 16 year old Airbus EC135 T2 which are of the ones with the most flight hours (10-15000 hours) in the world will finally be replaced.