Shanghai Public Security Bureau and EADS-owned Eurocopter signed a contract on April 28th for two light twin-engine EC135 and one medium twin engine EC155 helicopters.
The Shanghai Public Security Bureau will use these helicopters for police missions, including air patrol and air reconnaissance. They will also be deployed for other public missions such as emergency medical service, fire-fighting, evacuations as well as directing road traffic.
Shanghai is purchasing helicopters in line with the national police aviation policy. A police helicopter squad will be set up in the municipal public security bureau, which is positioned to provide police services and serve other administrative functions of the government.
Shanghai Public Security Bureau will be the latest police force in China to be equipped with Eurocopter helicopters, after the Guangdong police, which operates today one EC135 and one EC120.