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Agustwestland To Supply Two AW139 Helicopters To Bangladesh
Bangladesh Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Bangladesh Air Force has asked Agustawestland for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters.

The helicopters will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other utility missions and are expected to be delivered by the end of 2015.

The contract includes a support and training package, marks the establishment of the first dedicated maritime SAR helicopter fleet in the country.

The Bangladesh Air Force’s AW139s will feature an advanced mission configuration including search/weather radar, FLIR, search light, rescue hoist, emergency floats and a state-of-the-art 4-axis dual digital AFCS with hover and SAR modes.

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