(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Nov 18 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday announced that a new modern observation Dolphin aircraft joined the ministry's fleet of helicopters, within the framework of a comprehensive modernization of the security institution.
In a statement issued by the ministry's Public Relations and Security Media Department, MoI Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dosari said the new aircraft comes as part of a contract to purchase four large-size H225 Dolphins and two AS365 N3 medium-size ones.
He added that the move embodies the support by the supreme political leadership for the security institution in order to achieve its mission perfectly.
The comprehensive modernization process, led by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, seeks to enhance the security institution to achieve its mission amid the current security developments, which require further readiness and vigilance, he noted.
The ministry made a quantum leap in the area of developing its air patrols and increasing missions on both security and military levels, he pointed out.
Meanwhile, MoI Assistant Undersecretary of the Operations Affairs Maj. Gen. Jamal Al-Sayegh said the plane is equipped with thermal cameras to monitor roads, and can transmit directly anything to the ministry's operation rooms.
The plane can conduct accurately search and rescue operations, and will take charge of patrols through a communication device linked to the ministry, he said.
A number of senior officials at the ministry witnessed the arrival of the plane in Kuwait earlier today. It came from France. (end) ays.abd.hm