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Bulgarian Border Police Take Delivery Of Three New Helicopters

Two AW109 Powers, One AW139, Join The Force

The Bulgarian Border Police have taken delivery of two additional AgustaWestland AW109 Power light twin-engine helicopters and one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Sofia Airport on January 15th in the presence of representatives from the Bulgarian Government, Border Police and several other dignitaries.


(L-R) Ugo Rossini, AgustaWestland, and Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Govt. of Bulgaria

These helicopters will provide a reliable air surveillance capability on the outer EU borders, as Bulgaria is expected to be a Schengen Zone Member shortly. The delivery of the AW139 marks the entrance of this helicopter model in the Bulgarian helicopter market. Due to the outstanding capabilities of these two AgustaWestland helicopter types, the Bulgarian Border Police is able to enhance its airborne law enforcement capabilities throughout the country and to patrol its sea and land borders. The two AW109 Powers and the AW139 add to an AW109 Power delivered in 2010, enlarging the Bulgarian Border Police's helicopter fleet to four aircraft.  

The AW109 Power is equipped with advanced avionics and mission-dedicated equipment, including a NVG-compatible cockpit, moving map display, weather radar, searchlight, external loudspeaker, HD FLIR, digital video downlink, video recorder, mission console and a sophisticated integrated radio suite for tactical communications and airborne command & control functions.

The AW109 Power law enforcement variant is designed to perform a wide range of security duties to meet the changing demands of law enforcement: patrol, surveillance and tactical operations, state border control, counter terrorism, search and rescue, armed interdiction and other homeland security missions. Numerous law enforcement and security agencies around the world have chosen the AW109 Power to fulfil their requirements in Japan, China, Italy, the USA, Latvia, Chile, United Kingdom and Slovenia. Over 470 helicopters have been sold in almost 50 countries worldwide to date to perform law enforcement, EMS, VIP/corporate transport and harbour pilot shuttle missions.

The Bulgarian Border Police's AW139 will provide a greatly enhanced aerial policing service in the country as well as a comprehensive SAR capability over the sea and in mountainous areas. The Bulgarian Border Police's AW139 features an advanced range of dedicated mission equipment including an Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), moving map, weather/search radar,  emergency floats, double rescue hoist, rappelling rings, external loudspeaker, searching light, NVG-compatible cockpit, HD FLIR, video downlink, mission console and a sophisticated integrated radio suite for tactical communications and airborne command & control functions.

FMI: www.agustawestland.com

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