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11:27 AM, January 23, 2015

Netherlands Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert announced in the parliament last week that Netherlands will be selling three used Bell AB-412 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to Peru.

The contract, which is expected to be signed at the end of January, includes spare parts, testing equipment and special tools.

The helicopters entered service with the Royal Netherlands Air Force in 1994 and were taken out of operation Jan. 1. The Netherlands decided in 2004 to phase out the AB-412 with the introduction of the NH90.

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