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New Maritime Patrol Aircraft To Help Patrol Europe's Borders

April 06 2012


The Maltese military has formally inducted a second maritime patrol aircraft, reports the Malta Independent.

The King Air B200 aircraft was rolled out during a Tuesday ceremony, about a year since the first plane entered service.

The two aircraft were purchased for 19.4 million euros (US$25.9 million), with significant funding provided by the European Union External Borders Fund.

The head of the military said the requisition reaffirmed the commitment of the armed forces to...

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