Sunday, June 4, 2023

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry announces new helicopter service

On January 26, 2018, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has announced plans to establish a modern helicopter service for the rescuers of the State Emergency Service, the police and the military of the National Guard.

According to the Interior Minister, in 2018 Ukraine will receive the first mobile detachment – the modern helicopter service. This will allow moving to a new quality level. The new helicopter service can be used for transporting passengers or cargo, as well as for performing combat or surveillance, and rescue missions.

More: Airbus Helicopters Completes First Firing Campaign with HForce-equipped H145M


“This year, the Interior Ministry plans to implement an ambitious project within the framework of the 2020 Development Strategy: the establishment of a modern helicopter service for rescuers of the State Emergency Service, the police and the military of the National Guard in cooperation with the French Airbus-Eurocopter. We will be able to save human lives, chase criminals and fight with the enemy on modern French helicopters from the air,” also noted Interior Minister Spokesperson Artem Shevchenko.

More: MOTOR SICH unveils upgraded Mi-8MSB and Mi-2MSB helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2017

The new Ukraine’s helicopter service will use for traffic control, ground support, search and rescue, observation, air patrol and control of large-scale public events and/or public order incidents. It is expected that new helicopter service will be equipped with more than 55 helicopters included the new Airbus’ H145 and upgraded Mi-8MSB-V and Mi-2MSB.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form. If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it:

Executive Editor


Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more