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Friday, February 26, 2010

Six AS350B3s to Join CBP Fleet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has placed an order for six Eurocopter AS350B3s. The purchase exercises an option under a wider light enforcement helicopter (LEH) contract with the helicopter manufacturer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the LEH contract in July 2008, calling for up to 50 AS350B3s valued at more than $150 million. Eurocopter has handed over 14 helicopters under the agreement thus far.
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