Four new multi-mission helicopters Bell Huey 2 whose purchase was jointly financed by Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United States arrived on Saturday at the Sarajevo International Airport.
The helicopters were shipped from the US on the Antonov An-124 aircraft.
According to the US Embassy, the whole package includes tools, ground support equipment, two year warranty as well as training of the Bosnian Armed Forces pilots and maintainers operating and performing maintenance on this type of aircraft.
“This will increases the readiness of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina to support civilian authorities to respond to emergencies and natural disasters, to include medical evacuation, firefighting, search and rescue, as well as other missions defined by legal framework”, said the embassy.
A total package cost amounts to $38.5 million, of which the US financed $34.2 million and Bosnian Ministry of Defence $4.3 million.
4️⃣ brand new HUEY II helicopters arrived at Sarajevo today. Total package includes tools, ground support equipment, spare parts, 2️⃣ year warranty, as well as training of the AFBiH's pilots and maintainers operating and performing maintenance on this type of aircraft. #USAinBiH pic.twitter.com/pcZI70vtZq
— US Embassy Sarajevo (@USEmbassySJJ) December 4, 2021