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Bolivia will purchase two military helicopters

Employed in humanitarian emergencies and environmental disasters

The government of Bolivia has authorized the Ministry of Defense to purchase two multi-role military helicopters which will be used to carry out missions related to humanitarian emergencies and environmental disasters. The goal is to increase the state's response capacity, recognizing that in recent years the Latin American country has faced a substantial increase in floods, landslides, fires and droughts. 

The aim is to "provide the Bolivian Air Force with specialized equipment that will allow it to promptly activate missions in emergency situations, search and rescue, firefighting, transport of people, environmental protection and other operations that contribute to saving lives human", we read in decree number 5074, signed by President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora

It has not been disclosed at this time which model of helicopter the Bolivian Air Force is looking for to comply with the presidential decree. The current fleet is made up of four H-125 and H-145 light aircraft, and six H-215M "Super Puma" medium rotary-wing aircraft, all produced by the European Airbus Helicopters, in addition to 11 UH-1H helicopters "Huey" built by the American Bell.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency