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Newstalk ZB reported today that the the Air Force’s new helicopters will go on show at Ohakea Air Base for the public to view today.

The new A109 light utility helicopters, which are used for pilot training, will replace the Bell Sioux helicopters which have been in service since 1965.

The new aircraft is a lightweight, twin-engine helicopter with a modern glass cockpit and a retractable wheel undercarriage.

Another three will follow the initial two based at Ohakea now.

Later this year, the Iroquois helicopters will be replaced by NH90 helicopters.



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