“the new helicopter will be equipped with the latest technology and modern systems which provide enhanced safety, reliability and operating efficiencies.”ms roberts said the new chopper would provide vital support to police operations and play a crucial role in road safety by helping to resolve high-speed chases quickly.one of the wa police helicopters in full flight.it comes after numerous reports by watoday  over the past several months which raised concerns over the state of the two current police helicopters, both of which are different models.one is a bk117 kawasaki bolkow and the other is a eurocopter as365 n3 dauphin.its understood no decision has been made yet on what make or model the new chopper should be.but it is likely to be of a medium size, similar to the dauphin.last year watoday  revealed senior wa police figures were on the verge of asking for about $30 million to put towards two new helicopters.police sources at the time said the the kawasaki chopper was `buggered` because it was costing too much money on repairs and new parts.the wa police union has also raised concerns about the two current choppers in the past year.union president george tillbury said officers were concerned about the length of time the helicopters were having to be grounded due to the maintenance required to keep the ageing fleet in service.`this effectively means that air wing needs to provide two different garages with different maintenance crews and engineers. this is a r...