Agusta Aerospace Corporation, the
U.S. subsidiary of AgustaWestland, has been selected to provide the
Phoenix Police Air Support Unit with two new high performance
single engine A119 Koala helicopters.
This comes just a few months after the Phoenix Police & Fire
Departments took delivery of their first multi-role twin engine
A109 Power helicopter. The Koala helicopters will be configured
with new high tech mission specific electronic equipment for the
law enforcement role.
The Air Support Unit was established in 1973, with one helicopter
and now operates a fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
The Koala's will be replacing ageing MD520N helicopters that the
unit currently operates.
This change will allow the unit to expand their mission
capabilities. Mission expansion is more critical than ever,
now with the ever changing world situation and the rapidly changing
face of law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Air Support Unit
has procured an aircraft that will meet their mission of today and
is fully capable of mission expansion to meet the unknown missions
of the future.