Kuwait Police Helicopter Wing

Operator Profile
 

Key Facts

Current Title:
Not known
English Title:
Kuwait Police Helicopter Wing
Abbreviation:
KPHW
First Established:
19??
ICAO Code:
?
Country:
Kuwait
Status:
Active

History

Narrative Summary

The Kuwait Police operates a small Air Wing comprising a handful of helicopters. The Police report to the Ministry of Interior. No historical details are known.

Key Dates

?    Police aviation unit established.

Current Status

The Police Helicopter Wing is primarily involved in traffic patrol, VIP transport, SAR and EMS duties.

Future Plans

None known.

Markings

National Insignia

          Main markingFin Flash

The national flag was carried as a fin flash. POLICE service titles were also displayed.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Kuwait Ministry of Interior helicopters originally retained their former Air Force serial numbers. Helicopters purchased new since 2000 have a serialling system comprising a two-figure number for each airframe, prefixed by the letters KMOI, e.g. KMOI-04.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aerospatiale SA330H Puma 1 1 0 Policing
Aerospatiale SA342K Gazelle 4 3 0 Policing
Aerospatiale AS365N3 Dauphin 2 2 0 Policing
Eurocopter EC 135T1 2 2 0 Policing

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale SA330H Puma 1 19?? current Air Force
Aerospatiale SA342K Gazelle 4 19?? current Air Force
Aerospatiale AS365N3 Dauphin 2 2005 current France
Eurocopter EC 135T1 2 2001 current Germany

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Not known.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft are based at an unknown base.

Current Order of Battle

Squadron Type Base
KPHW SA330, SA342, AS365, EC135 ?

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All helicopters are operated from an unknown base.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Not applicable.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Ministry of Interior

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