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Carabineros Get Another Helicopter

April 02 2012


The paramilitary Carabineros in Chile have taken delivery of their fifth AW109 helicopter, reports AgustaWestland, which builds the aircraft.

The latest helicopter, ordered in 2011, will enhance the agency's operational capabilities, said the builder.

The Carabineros handle public safety, crime control, counterterrorism, anti-drug and border security missions. The force reports to the Defense Ministry, but is controlled by the Interior Ministry.

The AW109 is a light...

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