PNP orders helicopters from Airbus

Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Director General Oscar Albayalde has issued the Notice of Award for supply and delivery of 2 units single-engine turbine helicopter worth PHP450.5 million to Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd.

MaxDefense said it believes that Airbus offered its H125 under the Ecureuil family.

In December 2017, the PNP, under former Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa, also ordered 2 units single-Engine turbine helicopter from Airbus.

According to Airbus, the H125 outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, low maintenance, and low acquisition costs, while excelling in high and hot and extreme environments.

“The H125 is well adapted for multi-role law enforcement missions including surveillance, command and control, search and pursuit, rescue, special operations, escort and border patrol in high and hot conditions,” Airbus said.

In April this year, PNP received a Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter, twin-engine helicopter, from Bell Helicopter Textron.