Serbian Air Force received first H145M helicopter
- November 28, 2018
The Serbia has received the first of nine H145M military multirole helicopters from Airbus.
Under a contract signed in December 2016, Serbia will receive nine H145Ms, earmarked for the Air Force and for the Ministry of Interior. Four of the Air Force’s aircraft will be equipped with the HForce weapon management system.
Five H145Ms will be operated by the air force and four by the interior ministry; deliveries will run until end-2019.
“We assess the implementation of the contract as an example of successful co-operation and positive business practice,” said Aleksandar Vulin. “All the activities so far have been carried out within the agreed deadlines, and we expect the future activities to be implemented in the same manner. We are particularly pleased to point out that the activities of the industrial co-operation covered by the contract are taking place within the planned timelines.”
The aircraft are set to be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, and ballistic protection, as well as an electronic countermeasures system to support the most demanding operational requirements. It also has several optional equipment packages that can be installed or removed depending on mission requirements.