Lithuanian Border Guards Order Three Airbus H145s Helicopters

The new H145s brings the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with Lithuania to eleven.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 10:52 AM, November 29, 2023
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Lithuanian Border Guards Order Three Airbus H145s Helicopters
Airbus H145 helicopter

The Lithuanian State Border Guard Service has placed an order with Airbus Helicopters for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters at the 2023 European Rotors trade show.

These three additional H145s bring the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to eleven. The helicopters will be operated for a wide range of missions including search and rescue, disaster relief and medevac, border patrol, firefighting, transport of donor organs, and operational deployment of the Lithuanian Special Forces.

The new version of Airbus’ H145 adds a five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg. The simplicity of the new bearingless main rotor design will also ease maintenance operations. 

Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145 is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite. It includes a high performance 4-axis autopilot, increasing safety and reducing pilot workload. Its particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145 the quietest helicopter in its class, while its CO2 emissions are the lowest amongst its competitors.

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