Montenegro gets two new helicopters Bell 412 EPI

On 10 September, Montenegro’s getting two new multi-purpose helicopters Bell 412 EPI, intended for the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Montenegro.

According to the Government of Montenegro, this will complete the demanding process of procurement of three helicopters that, with their outstanding performance, will significantly improve the capacities not only of the Air Forces, but of the complete defence system of Montenegro as well.

“The contract for the purchase of three helicopters, worth about EUR 30 million, had been signed on 30 January 2018, and the first helicopter was shipped on 13 April 2018,” the govt reported.

These helicopters are designed for the transport of passengers, the injured and sick, search and rescue, cargo transfer, fire extinguishing and border controls.

The delivered version of helicopters has 13 seats.

They are to come to MNE from Prague, where they were put together in the Bell Center for Europe after being shipped from the US.

Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Montenegro, Lieutenant Colonel Nenad Pavlović, and Major Darko Pavlović, will be running new aircraft on their way to Montenegro.

Prime minister Duško Marković and defence minister Predrag Bošković, as well as representatives of the Bell company and other officials, will be attending the ceremony organized to mark this occasion in the Golubovci Airport.


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