January 09 2015
With the New Year, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense has withdrawn from service its AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters.
The helicopters, which were assigned to the Defense Helicopter Command, will be disposed of and 303 Squadron at Leeuwarden Air Base will be deactivated in the near future, said the ministry on Thursday.
Over the course of 2014, three helicopters conducted more than 230 medical transportation and search-and-rescue missions.
The AB-412s are being...
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