Police to receive new helicopter from Italy, with two more on the way

An AgustaWestland helicopter bought at a cost of Sh683 million by the National Police Service (NPS) which will be delivered at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, on April 6, 2016. PHOTO | ANGIRA ZADOCK | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The airwing will now have four helicopters and two fixed wing aircraft that are expected to enhance the unit’s capability. This, the government said, was expected to increase aerial patrols, search and rescue operations and support to ground forces.
  • A Czech company, Lom Praha Trade, was paid Sh370.4 million for the overhaul of two MI-17 helicopters, which were handed over to NPS Chief of Staff William Thwere and Col Mbithi last week in the Czech Republic.

An AgustaWestland helicopter bought at a cost of Sh683 million by the National Police Service (NPS) will be delivered at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, on Wednesday.

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