Robinson Helicopter has secured approval from the FAA for the police variant of its R66 turbine. The police model is outfitted with FLIR Ultra 8000 thermal imagine cameras, Spectrolab SX-7 searchlights and additional law enforcement upgrades. The Fontana Police Department in southern California will receive the first R66 police model in October 2012. Robinson plans on expanding the R66 line to include an electric news gathering (ENG) variant in 2013.
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