Police helicopter fleet to be doubled
Police across China will double the size of their helicopter fleets within five years, according to a police aviation official.
Liu Daolin, deputy director of the Ministry of Public Security’s police aviation management office, said there were 28 police helicopter squads in 18 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland, and they have a total of 47 helicopters.
“The size of existing police helicopter fleets is usually small and their operational capability is weak, leading to less than 10 percent of mainland cities being covered by police aviation,” Liu said.
In addition, starting in 2013, selected helicopter squad officers have been sent to the United States to receive training in tactics, Liu said.