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Civil Police

Current Title: MUP Republike Hrvatske Helikopterska Jedinica
Title in English: Croatian Police Aviation Unit
Abbreviation: MUP

History

Narrative Summary:
The Police Aviation unit (Helikopterska jedinica Lucko) reports to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo Unutrašnjih Poslova). First formed by early 1998.

Key Dates:
1998?    Police Aviation Unit first established.

Current Status:
Croatian Police helicopters are primarily used by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for various tasks: VIP transport, transport of various cargo and special police units, border monitoring, SAR missions, medevac and traffic surveillance.

Future Plans:
Nothing known.

Markings

National Insignia:
The national flag is carried as a fin flash. No service titles are carried.

Aircraft Serial Numbering System(s):
All police aircraft carry civilian registrations in the 9A-Hxx series.

Unit/Base Aircraft Code System(s):
Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designation System(s):
None - Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory:
Click on aircraft type for more details
Aircraft Type Total
Del'd
Total
Now
Role Origin
Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger II 1 1 Utility Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.212 1 1 Transport Italy
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III 4 4 Utility USA
Robinson R-22 Beta 1 1 Pilot Training USA

All-Time Aircraft Used List:
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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Agusta-Bell AB.206B JetRanger II 1 199? current Italy
Agusta-Bell AB.212 1 199? current Italy
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III 4 199? current USA
Mil Mi-8MTV 2 199? 2003 Russia
Robinson R-22 Beta 1 199? current USA

Aircraft NOT Used:
World Air Power Journal Issue 24 reports the use of a Bell 205 by the Police - possible confusion with the AB.212. It also mentions the use of two Hughes 500s - possible confusion with the HRZ operated examples.

Organisation

Main Headquarters:
Zagreb.

Current Organisational Structure:
All helicopters are based at Lucko airfield near Zagreb.

Current Order of Battle:
Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle:
Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List:
Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases:
All helicopters are based at Lucko airfield near Zagreb.

All-Time Air Bases Used List:
See above.

More Information

Books:

None known.

Magazines:

World Air Power Journal No.13 p.132-133
World Air Power Journal No.24 p.140-147
World Air Power Journal No.26 p.24-27

Websites:

  • Ex Yu Airforces


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