Botswana Police orders AS350 B3e helicopters

Botswana’s Police Service has signed for a contract for three AS350 B3e aircraft for its Police Air Support Branch.

The helicopter deliveries are scheduled for later in 2015.

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The additional helicopters, with their enhanced capability, will fulfil Botswana’s requirement for an expanded airborne law enforcement and crime prevention force.

Arnaud Montalvo, general manager for Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa, said: “We are proud to continue our relationship with the Botswana Police Air Support Unit and that it has selected the AS350 B3e, which has a proven pedigree in police missions – especially in hot and high conditions typical of the much of Botswana.

“We are confident these aircraft will make an enormous contribution to safeguarding the citizens of Botswana and their property.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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