The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces celebrated on 14 January the entry into service of their helicopters for countrywide search and rescue missions.
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence and the Lithuanian Air Force assigned their three new AS365 N3+ helicopters to the 24/7 SAR mission service.
The first two helicopters were received in June and September 2015. Lithuanian Air Force received their third and last AS365 N3+ in December 2015 and started missions as of 11 of January.
The three AS365 N3+ SAR helicopters are fully equipped with the latest technologies such as forward looking infrared payload, radar, search lights, hailer, hoist, stretchers, glass cockpit and 4-axis autopilot with SAR modes