The four ordered EC145s for the Peruvian National Police at the Eurocopter plant (Image Charles Abarr © Eurocopter)

EC145 for Peruvian National Police

The four ordered EC145s for the Peruvian National Police at the Eurocopter plant (Image Charles Abarr © Eurocopter)
The four ordered EC145s for the Peruvian National Police at the Eurocopter plant (Image Charles Abarr © Eurocopter)

The Peruvian National Police received its first of four Eurocopter EC145s on 5 November 2013, by French Defence Minister Le Drain visiting the Interior Ministry of the Latin-American country.

Public security, surveillance and disaster relief are the main tasks for these semi-military helicopters. All four will be in service before the end of 2013.

Eurocopter has so far delivered 500 EC145s to 26 countries. France is a major user with the French Ministry of Interior alone operating 50 aircraft of the type. The US Army operates 345 EC145s as UH-72 Lakota.

The EC145 can carry 1.7 tons of payload or up to 10 passengers. The chopper has a range of 370 nautical miles. The Policía Nacional del Perú version is equipped with a siren and multi-frequency radios for hub-and-spoke communications. One of the four machines will feature an infrared camera and is able to send the video feed live to its command centre or units on the ground.

Source: Eurocopter

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