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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Japan Coast Guard Takes AW139s

Japan’s Coast Guard has taken delivery of three AW139s, which are to be deployed throughout that country for maritime search and rescue and patrol missions. AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace delivered the medium twins, which were ordered in late 2006 in the first phase of a program to replace up to 24 helicopters. The AW139s are equipped for all-weather, day/night, and ship-based operations, according to the manufacturer, and their mission package includes a rescue hoist, high-definition forward-looking infrared sensor, communications, and navigation equipment. For related news
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