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The Defence Forces is now accepting applications for General Service in both the Army and Naval Service.

Army applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 25 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Naval Service applicants must be at least 18 years old and under the age of 27 years of age on the closing date for applications.

Both Competitions will close on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

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EUROCOPTER EC135 T2

The Air Corps in conjunction with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform currently operate two EC135 T2 aircraft. The first aircraft entered service in 2003, and both operate seven days a week in the Garda Air Support role.

Operational control of the aircraft remains with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, whereas the Air Corps provide pilots to the Garda Air Support Unit to fly the aircraft.

Roles:

  • Garda Air Support
EC135 T2 Statistics
Aircraft Type Eurocopter EC 135 T2
Role(s) Garda Air Support
Crew 1 Pilot and 2 GardaƁ
Powerplant 2 x Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 turboshafts
Rotor Diameter 10.2 metres (33 feet, 6 inches)
Height 3.51 metres (10 feet, 9 inches)
Length 12.16 metres (39 feet, 11 inches)
Armament Not Applicable
Entered Service 2003
EC135 T2 Performance
Max T/O Weight 2,835 Kilograms (6,245 pounds)
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet
Cruise Speed 120 knots
Maximum Speed 150 knots
Endurance Mission dependant
Range Mission dependant

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