The new helicopter of the Air Police Service (SAER) of the civil police of Rio de Janeiro is already on Brazilian soil. The Leonardo AW119 Kx is manufactured in the plants maintained by the European group in Philadelphia, USA and is located in Porto Alegre, as well as in the Aeromot plants in the south of the country, where it is armored and adapted for the various operations of the resource coordinator. Specials (CORE) of the institution, upon arrival in Brazil after a long ferry flight from the Leonardo factory in North America.
This is the first of two units of the brand acquired using original resources from previous federal intervention in this Brazilian state. The other will be an AW 139. This aircraft will significantly strengthen the civil police air fleet, which so far consists of two Helibrs AS 350 Aeschylus and a Bell Huey II model, also flown by the Airmobile Military Police Group from Ro de Janeiro. The forecast assumes that the aircraft will be fully operational in its unit in the second half of the year. (Javier Bonilla)
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