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Posted on Monday 28th November

It has been announced today that the Transport Department is to procure a new UK-wide civilian Search and Rescue helicopter service.

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Transport, announced in a written statement to Parliament to inform the House of the Government's intentions for the future of the UK's search and rescue service, following the cancellation of the SAR-H Private Finance Initiative in February.

The Department for Transport are procuring contracted search and rescue helicopter service for the whole of the UK, for approximately 10 years.

The Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy will continue to provide search and rescue services until the replacement is in place. The award of the new contract is expected to take place in early 2013 to give the future service provider time to mobilise the new capability.

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