Airbus Helicopters has handed over an H145 to the helicopter squadron of the Saxony-Anhalt state police, who will use the aircraft for the entire spectrum of police tasks. Following in Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia’s footsteps, Saxony-Anhalt is the third federal state in Germany to have purchased the helicopter.
The helicopter’s equipment includes a thermal imaging camera (FLIR Systems' Star SAFIRE 380HD), an operator workstation with a connection to the police computer network, an image and data transfer system, a searchlight, a rappelling / fast roping system, and a sling system with a double hook capable of loads up to a tonne.
The Saxony-Anhalt police helicopter squadron has flown helicopters from Airbus for 25 years. It currently owns a BO105 and two BK117. The new H145 will replace the BO105, and the two BK117 are planned to be replaced by an additional H145 in the future.
The helicopter was handed over as part of the 25-year anniversary celebrations of the Saxony-Anhalt police helicopter squadron attended by Holger Stahlknecht, Minister of the Interior and Sports Facilities, and Rigo Klapa, Director of the Saxony-Anhalt state police.