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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peru buys Dutch AB412 search and rescue helicopters

AB 412 SAR helikopterAn agreement has been reached between the Dutch and Peruvian governments on the sale of three Agusta-Bell AB412 SP helicopters, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 January.

Signing of the contract is expected at the end of January, the MoD stated.

The helicopters - SP stands for Special Performance - were stationed at Leeuwarden Air Base and at Vlieland (a Wadden island in the north of the country) and were tasked for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions, often for the NATO air forces exercise area north of the Netherlands.

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