Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department purchases 12 Eurocopter AS350B2 Helicopters
American Eurocopter announced today that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has purchased 12 AS350 B2 helicopters. The helicopters will be placed into service with the department's Aero Bureau as part of an upgrade plan for its current fleet.
The order also has provisions for options that would allow the department to add two additional helicopters in the future to meet the deployment levels needed to help ensure the safety of department personnel and the surrounding community.
The Aero Bureau’s current fleet of 12 AS350 B2s has been serving the county since 2003. The purchase of these new helicopters will allow the Aero Bureau to update its fleet to the latest technology offering the performance and reliability to meet the department’s expanding mission scope.
“Our law enforcement role throughout the county has increased. To get to where we need to be to protect our citizens and perform our missions, our mission equipment needed to be replaced,” explained Captain Louis Duran, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Aero Bureau.
He also explained that with these new helicopters the department’s capabilities will be enhanced with night vision, laser pointing, advanced mapping and tracking, as well other technologies that will be added during the completion of the helicopters.