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Military Police in Rio Gain Two New Helicopters for Olympics

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police will gain two EC145 model helicopters to help ensure the safety of athletes and tourists during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The newly acquired aircraft are adaptable to multiple functions such as aerial imagery, transport of intervention teams and rescue operations.

The helicopters, which are similar to those used at the London Olympics in 2012, have the most modern navigation software. The twin-engine helicopters provide more security for police operations and the population, and are capable of taking off in bad weather.

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