The Colombian Navy is strengthening its rotary-winged capabilities with the procurement of new helicopters.
Having recently procured two Airbus AS365N3 Dauphin helicopters, which should arrive in the country in December, the service is finalising the purchase of another two to arrive in mid-2019, the commander of the Grupo Aeronaval del Caribe, Capitán de Fragata Ramsés Ramírez, told Jane’s .
The new aircraft will replace the navy’s Aerospatiale AS555 Fennec helicopters, one of which was lost in an accident, with the other being non-operational. These helicopters will operate off the Almirante Padilla-class frigates and the 20 de Julio-class offshore patrol vessels.
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