Philippine National Police (PNP)’s newest air asset Bell 429 GlobalRanger helicopter was formally turned over and blessed on April 16 at the PNP Transformation Oval in Camp Crame.
The event was graced by PNP Director General Ronald Dela Rosa.
“This helicopter will greatly enhance the operational flexibility of the PNP by providing air support to ground troops and is designed to perform a variety of air support missions,” the PNP said.
General dela Rosa issued the Notice to Proceed to Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. for the said procurement in July 2017 with contract price of PHP435,797,548.00.
The helicopter will be operated by PNP Special Action Force (SAF) Air Unit.