Eurocopter Finds Business in UK, Japan

 - March 30, 2009, 5:57 AM

The UK’s Home Office has announced funding for six new police Eurocopter EC 135s. The £5 million ($7 million) capital grant for air support is part of the first joint procurement by six UK police forces. The Police Air Support Units in Suffolk, Cheshire, North Wales, Cleveland, Midlands and Chilterns will each receive a new Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered EC 135P2i. The helicopters will be used by a total 18 neighboring police forces as part of regional consortia.