The Armed Forces of Montenegro (Vojska Crne Gore, VCG) will be equipped with three Bell 412EPI twin-engine utility helicopters as part of the modernisation process it began after the country joined NATO in June.
The contract, expected to be finalised and signed in early 2018, includes EUR29.9 million (USD34.6 million) for the procurement of the new helicopters. Once delivered, the aircraft will join the Montenegrin air force (Vazduhoplovstvo Vojske Crne Gore, VVCG) and will operate from Golubovci airbase at Podgorica international airport.
In addition to transport, the helicopters will be used to support VCG land and naval special operations, patrol the nation’s Adriatic coast, and for firefighting, search and rescue, and emergency medical and evacuation missions.
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