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Ukraine to Get 55 Airbus Helicopters for Upcoming Support Unit

By Amy Kluber | April 13, 2018
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Ukrainian marines and U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsmen participate in a medical evacuation training evolution during a joint land component demonstration as part of exercise Sea Breeze 2011 in Shirokilan, Ukraine, June 11, 2011. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has signed a letter of intent for 55 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, according to local reports in the nation.

The helicopters will be used in a new support service the ministry plans to launch in 2020 for its national police, national guard and state border guard to carry out rescues and patrol.

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The 55 helicopters will include Airbus H225s, H145s and H125s, according to reports. Its current fleet includes Mil Mi-8 and Mi-2 helicopters.

 

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