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Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service receives three more Airbus helicopters from France

Source : 112 Ukraine

Helicopters have modern powerful equipment for detecting and suppressing violations at the state border
13:35, 23 December 2021

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine received three more Airbus helicopters from France as the service reported.

"Three helicopters arrived in Lviv. And if the weather conditions permit, then on December 23 they will fly to the capital. These are new Airbus H125 helicopters, the delivery of which takes place within the framework of an agreement between the government of Ukraine and the government of the French Republic,” the statement says.

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It is noted that the helicopters received by the State Border Guard Service have modern powerful equipment for detecting and suppressing violations at the state border. They are also equipped with an optoelectronic surveillance system that allows monitoring, including in infrared mode, a thermal imaging camera can detect a vehicle at a distance of up to 20 kilometers.

Besides, the helicopters are equipped with a warning system with loudspeakers and specialized aviation searchlights, which can be used synchronously with the optical-electronic surveillance system.

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Now, under the Ukrainian-French contract, the Ukrainian border department already has seven such helicopters.

As we reported, by the end of 2021, Ukraine will receive 22 French helicopters under a contract signed in 2018 with a French company Airbus Helicopters SAS. 

 

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