Kansas City Police orders three new helicopters

MD Helicopters announces that the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners has approved the purchase of three MD500E helicopters for use by the Police Patrol Support Unit for airborne law enforcement.
MD Helicopters MD500E

MD Helicopters MD500E

The Kansas City Police Department was one of the first law enforcement agencies to use helicopters in the early 1970s.

The new MD500E helicopters replace OH-6 military surplus aircraft. The new aircraft will include an infrared camera, video downlink, NVG compatibility, high powered searchlight and a mapping system from selected vendors.

Lynn Tilton, chief executive of MD Helicopters said: “We are so pleased that the Kansas City Police Department has again chosen the MD aircraft as the best value proposition to meet its mission.” said Lynn Tilton, chief executive of MD Helicopters.

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: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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