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Client Name: Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit

The Greater Manchester Police MD902 Explorer, call sign 'India 99' is designed and constructed using the latest technology. It has two Pratt and Whitney 270E jet engines which power the five carbon composite blades enabling the aircraft to operate up to 170mph and 18,000 ft altitude. It also boasts a NOTAR (no tail rotor) system which significantly reduces flight noise levels.

Watching over Greater Manchester and supporting officers on the ground, India 99 uses high- tech equipment including TV and thermal image cameras, a microwave downlink that can broadcast live pictures to ground patrols, a high powered searchlight and loud speaker system and a tracking facility for locating stolen vehicles. The aircraft interior can accommodate up to eight persons and be used to carry stretchers for ambulance work.

The rotary section of the air support unit is staffed by police officers who are all highly skilled and trained as air observers to rigorous national and local standards; together with highly skilled pilots and administration support. The aircraft is also maintained by a team of skilled aircraft engineers from Police Aviation Services.

Between 1st January 2006 and 31st December 2006 the Rotary section of the Air Support Unit XI99 (call sign X-ray India Nine Nine) carried out the following:-

Total Flights - 1869
Total Flying Hours - 1263.35
Total Tasks - 4534
Photo Tasks - 195
Offenders Located - 699
Missing persons located - 29
Vehicles Found - 215
Stolen Property Recovered - £3,182,100
Casualty Evacuations - 2
Operations Room staff at many incidents.

The aircraft is available 24 hours a day 365 days a year and our services can be requested by any officer.

The Air Support Unit is called upon to assist in a variety of tasks including:

Vehicle pursuits
Foot Pursuits
Offender Searches
Vehicle Searches
Missing From Home Searches
Roof Searches
Public Order Incidents
Firearms Incidents
Casualty Evacuations
Still Photography
Security Flights
Proactive operations
Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit also have the B.N. 4000 Defender airplane for assisting in fighting crime.

The Britten Norman Group built the BN 4000 Defender in the Isle of Wight. It is powered by two Rolls Royce Allison gas turbine engines and has a top speed of 195 mph. It can operate at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet and it will carry much the same equipment as the helicopter.

The BN 4000 Defender's purpose is to work alongside GMP's helicopter, India 99, patrolling the skies to serve the people of Greater Manchester.

Supporting the various divisions and departments throughout Greater Manchester and also providing assistance to neighbouring forces should the need arise.

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