Bolivia's air force has ordered six Airbus Helicopters AS332c1e rotorcraft to perform civil protection and drug enforcement missions.

The deal will see an initial two helicopters handed over this year, with the remainder arriving by 2016.

It also features a substantial technology transfer package, which includes the training of up to 80 air force pilots and technicians, and will enable the creation of in-country maintenance facilities.


Airbus Helicopters

Launched in 2012, the AS332c1e is the latest variant of Airbus Helicopters' Super Puma line. Billed as a much more basic model than its EC225 sibling or other AS332 derivatives, it has been pitched at the utility and NGO support market.

It features Turbomeca Makila 1A1 engines and a four-axis autopilot derived from the EC225.