Iran to Use Modern Helicopters for Rescue Operations

Iran to Use Modern Helicopters for Rescue Operations

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A high-ranking Iranian rescue official said a number of state-of-the-art helicopters will enter service in the next few months to give a boost to the country’s rescue and relief operations.

Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Relief and Rescue Organization Pirhossein Koulivand said the parliament has allocated a budget for strengthening the country’s air rescue service.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency at the 20th International Exhibition of Press and News Agencies in Tehran, Koulivand said 3 helicopters will join the country’s fleet of air rescue service within the next 2 months.

He also added that Iran will purchase 5 more rescue choppers of the newest type by March 2015.

Relief choppers are used by the Iranian Red Crescent Society, a nongovernmental humanitarian organization, for search-and-rescue missions and transporting victims of natural disasters.


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