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Police Spends Shs 120 Billion on New Helicopters, Fixed Wing Aircraft to Fight Crime

Police Has Received Shs 86bn for Helicopters

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Uganda Police Force has budgeted about Shs 120bn for two helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft, a move that will increase the number of the force’s aircraft to five.

It is hoped the boost will help increase surveillance and other crime-fighting operations.

The two helicopters, a GrandNew and a W-3A Sokół , will cost $23.9m (about Shs 88bn).

On the other hand, fixed wing aircraft, procured from Italy, will cost about Shs $8.2m (about Shs 30bn).

Already, police has received Shs 86bn for the procurement of the three aircrafts, according to a police policy statement.

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company of Italy, will procure the helicopters and aircraft.

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Additional Reporting: Courtesy

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