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On November 15, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two helicopters H145M defense and security missions in the presence of among others the Minister of defense and homeland security, François Bausch, to the Luxembourg Government. The second is to follow later this year. the delivery of the aircraft will be complemented by a training and support package.

The two Airbus H145M were acquired by the defense for the future needs of the armed forces, but can also cover the needs of the police and other government departments.

The helicopter was first introduced to the public at the airport Luxembourg Findel. The H145M be stationed in Findel and make 2020 their operation. Ten pilots of the Grand Ducal Police have been trained in the summer of 2019 on the H145M, so in January 2020, the operation can be started with the new helicopter.

The equipment of the helicopter include a winch, a Schnellabseilsystem (almost roping), a high-performance camera, a searchlight, and a modern communication system. The installation of a light Panzerschutzkits is as prepared as the equipment with weapons. The helicopter is equipped for Betreib in adverse weather conditions, poor visibility and at night.

With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes the H145M can be used for a variety of tasks, including troop and passenger transport, monitoring, air rescue, education and medical evacuation.

The H145M is a proven light twin-engine helicopter, which was delivered to the German Army for the first time in 2015 and has since been appointed by Hungary, Thailand and the Republic of Serbia. The operational readiness of H145M already in use is over 95 percent. The H145M is driven engines 2E of two saffron Arriel and is equipped with a full digital engine control (FADEC) and the digital avionics suite Helionix. The suite includes a powerful 4-axis autopilot, which increases safety and reduces pilot workload. The H145M is considered leisester helicopter in its class.

The H145M is a proven light twin-engine helicopter, which was delivered to the German Army for the first time in 2015 and has since been appointed by Hungary, Thailand and the Republic of Serbia. The operational readiness of H145M already in use is over 95 percent.

Gerhard Heiming