SAN DIEGO (AP) — The city of San Diego has announced plans to spend $21 million over the next five years replacing four aging police department helicopters.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the City Council on Tuesday approved a five-year agreement with Airbus Helicopters to immediately buy one $4.6 million helicopter and purchase three more for $5.5 million each before the deal ends in 2024.

City officials say the council must approve each of the additional purchases based on whether the city has adequate resources at the time.

Officials say the deal includes the company accepting the older helicopters purchased by the city in 2004 and 2005.

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