PNP orders three more Airbus helicopters

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has awarded Airbus Helicopters a third contract for supply and delivery of single-engine turbine helicopters worth PHP722,400,000.00.

Police General Oscar Albayalde signed the notice of award which was received by Airbus Helicopters on May 16, 2019.

This contract will provide the PNP with three helicopters. The PNP previously awarded two contracts to Airbus Helicopters for supply and delivery of 4 single-engine helicopters.

The first contract was awarded in December 2017 for 2 helicopters under Police General Ronald dela Rosa. The second contract was awarded in July 2018 under Police General Albayalde.

Airbus already delivered 2 Airbus H125 helicopters and were assigned to PNP Special Action Force (SAF).

“The multi-role single engine helicopter will be assigned to the PNP Special Action Force primarily to support internal security, law enforcement and public safety operations of PNP units in Mindanao and Visayas,” Police General Albayalde said during the turn over ceremony in May 2019.