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Montenegro to buy three helicopters from Bell Helicopter

The Ministry of Defense of Montenegro decided to purchase three multi-purpose Bell 412EPI / EP helicopters manufactured by the American company Bell Helicopter, reports bmpd with reference to the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti.

Helicopter Agusta Bell AB412EP Montenegrin police.

The contract must be fully negotiated and signed at the beginning of 2018. The transaction value will be € 29, 9 million.

Helicopters are acquired as a result of the tender of the military department of Montenegro, the candidates in which since June 2017 have also been Airbus Helicopters Н145М and Leonardo AW139.

The choice in favor of Bell 412EPI is partly due to the fact that there are two helicopters of practically the same type in operation with the Montenegrin police - Agusta Bell AB212AM and Agusta Bell AB412EP.

"At present, formed in 2006, the Air Force and Air Defense of Montenegro (Vazduhoplovstvo i Rrotivvazdušna Odbrana, V i PVO) have only five operated light helicopter SOKO SA341 Gazelle license Yugoslav production (from 14 inherited from the former Air Force of Serbia and Montenegro). Five Soviet-made transport helicopters Mi-8T, which were then inherited by Montenegro, were also written off long ago, ”the article says.

In total, the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro plans to spend € 2025 million for the purchase of equipment before 110. In addition to helicopters, wheeled armored personnel carriers, vehicles and radar control airspace will be purchased.
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  1. hrych
    hrych 15 November 2017 15: 56
    Trembling lies laughing
  2. Piramidon
    Piramidon 15 November 2017 16: 32
    Yes, and us. Let at least buy B-52. Someone to shoot down like that FSU.
  3. Holsten
    Holsten 15 November 2017 23: 04
    It remains only to be proud of the meticulousness of the criterion of such news - we will soon find out about each seeder-fan, and even about the holiday of a hammered nail.