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NPAS Fire and First Aid Training, 11-Nov-19 : #firefighting UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) conducted fire and first aid training at Birmingham BHX Airport

Airbus to Support National Police Air Service Fleet, 05-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 UK’ National Police Air Service (NPAS) signed contract with Airbus to provide support and maintenance for its fleet of 15 EC135 and 4 EC145 helicopters

UK’ NPAS New Base at Essex, 23-Jan-19 : UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) building new airbase at North Weald Airfield in Essex to primarily serve London and the South East. The £4 million facility, being built by Kier Group, is scheduled to be ready before end 2019

First UK NPAS EC135 Upgraded with Night Vision, 12-Nov-18 : #NightVision Airbus UK delivered first of 7 legacy EC135 to National Police Air Service (NPAS) upgraded under £ 1.5M contract with Night Vision (NVIS) capability

Last MD902 Explorer Retired from UK Police, 25-Jan-17 : UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) retiring last MD902 Explorer. Six helicopters were received from the local police forces when NPAS formed back in 2013 and now replaced with EC135/145

Surrey and Sussex Police Acquired Drones, 08-Apr-16 : Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new Aeryon SkyRangers drones to add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014

UK Police NPAS Received First of Seven EC135T2+, 07-Oct-15 : Helitech 2015 Bond Air Services formally handed over the first of seven redesigned and upgraded EC135 T2+ helicopters to the National Police Air Service (NPAS) at Helitech 2015

UK Cumbria Police to Use UAVs, 01-Sep-15 : Police in Cumbria, in the UK, will now be able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help tackle crime and keep people safe.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance 25th Anniversary, 15-Mar-15 : The service has saved countless lives during its 25 years and has carried out almost 15,000 missions.

UK NPAS Will Close 10 Bases in 2015-2017, 20-Feb-15 : UK National Police Air Service confirmed plans to move to a 15-base model. 10 current bases will be closed between 2015 and 2017

Gwent and South Wales Police joined the NPAS, 02-Feb-15 : Air Support in South Wales region migrates to the National Police Air Service. Gwent and South Wales Police joined the NPAS Utilising the existing base at RAF St Athan.

London Metropolitan Police Helicopters in 2014, 02-Jan-15 : London Met’s Air Support Unit (ASU) attended 8,182 incidents, assisted in the arrest of 1,686 suspects and located 169 missing people.

New Investment in NPAS Fleet, 03-Jun-14 : Brand new state-of-the-art camera and mission system equipment is being installed across a third of the National Police Air Service Fleet.

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