Japan National Police Agency orders three AW139 helicopters


Japanese Police ordered three AW139 helicopters, bringing their total order to seven aircraft with over thirty orders for the AW139 from the Japanese authorities, police and private companies

AgustaWestland AW139The Japan
National Police Agency orders helicopters another three aircraft, bringing the
total order to seven AW139s

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan
Aerospace has announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has signed
contracts for three AW139 helicopters. These helicopters will be used by the
Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Nagaono Prefectural Police and Hokkaido Prefectural
Police to perform multi-role law enforcement missions. The number of medium
twin-engine law enforcement helicopters ordered for Japan
to seven, and follows recent orders by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency and
JNPA, who will deploy the AW139 to both the Chiba and Osaka Prefectural Police.

AgustaWestland’s head of region, NE Asia,
Andrew Symonds said “We are proud to have been selected by the Japanese
Government and the JNPA in particular for another three AW139 helicopters. The
AW139 is ideally suited to provide capability across the JNPA’s range of
demanding mission requirements. This order further strengthens AgustaWestland’s
relationship with the JNPA, building upon the established success of the AW109
Power. These orders bring the number of AW139 helicopters ordered by customers
in Japan
to over thirty, a remarkable number for a helicopter that has only been in
service for a short period of time, and strongly confirms the AW139’s position
as the most advanced mission capable helicopter available today in the medium
twin class.”