JDF Emergency Fleet Boosted just in Time for Hurricane Season

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Jamaica News: The Jamaica Defense Force has obtained two state of the art helicopters.

The machines were secured from the allotted $2.45 billion budgeted by the government earlier this year to purchase helicopters to assist in search and rescue, casualty evaluation, medical evaluation and training.

The JDF is changing out its entire helicopter fleet and intends to so over the next five years.

Chief of Defense Staff Major General Rocky Meade and Prime Minister Andrew Holness inspected the newly acquired machines.

The Prime Minister underscored the importance of the new units in emergency response capabilities. These helicopters can hold more cargo which could mean rescuing more persons from or delivering food and other supplies to, areas marooned by intense weather systems. The helicopters arrival coincide with the ongoing hurricane season in the region.

 

By: Mckoy’s News Reporter

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