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As of 2017, the Air Support Unit (ASU) operates 2 Bell OH-58A helicopters used primarily for law enforcement operations equipped with multi-agency communications radios, FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red) technology, searchlights, LoJack stolen vehicle tracking equipment, photo and video equipment, and mapping technology.

ASU also operates 3 Hueys for rescue and firefighting. These are 2 UH-1H and 1 UH-1N all equipped with rescue hoists and capable of fire suppression missions using either fixed water tanks or removable long-line buckets.

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Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Bell UH-1D Iroquois
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Bell UH-1N

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List of Aircraft for Santa Barbara
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
41120 oh-58a - : Santa Barbara Sheriff Office from 2014 as spare parts; sold to Dave Barron+
US Army Aviation 70-15569 : US Army
31430 UH-1N 158259 : Aircraft retired from service, timed out. Scrapped hull given to Santa Ba+
US Marine Corps 158259 : USMC; 1997 MCAS El Toro./01
: conv to HH-1N; HMT-303 /QT-425; soc 20may09
41648 oh-58a N1850W : Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Dept from Dec96
US Army Aviation 71-20787 : US Army
9526 uh-1h N205KS : Santa Barbara County Sheriff Dept; Sep16 pictured as /308
US Army Aviation 67-17328 : US Army 0-17328;toward N205KS
US Forest Service N205KS : US Forest Service
5105 uh-1d N22SD : Santa Barbara Sheriffs Dept Apr04-Oct09
US Army Aviation 65-10061 : US Army, conv UH-1H
31427 UH-1N N441PA : Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Dept
United States Naval Aviation 158256 : late 1970s-early 1980s asg NAS Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
: 1988-1992, pictured (pic1) as HH-1N type aboard the USS Saipan (LHA-2)
: 2003 at the Quebec Air Show, Canada in grey camo
: 2007 HH-1N SAR type pictured (pic2) as VX-31 /403 at NAS China Lake, CA; +
40349 oh-58a N4911S : Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Dept from May96
US Army Aviation 69-16128 : US Army
31627 UH-1N N911HN : Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department from 28aug09
US Marine Corps 158286 : USMC; 1997 /03 at MCAS El Toro, CA; 2002 HMT-303 /QT-424 ; 2009 AMARC
31717 UH-1N N911HN : Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Dept 2010
US Marine Corps 160167 : USMC; HMM-166 /YX-31; HMM-165 /YW-36; 12apr10 stricken from the US Navy li+
5105 uh-1d N911KP : Santa Barbara Sheriffs Dept from Oct09; /3
US Army Aviation 65-10061 : US Army, conv UH-1H

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