PT Dirgantara of Indonesia will produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopterrs for the Indonesian army 1603132

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Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:28 AM
 
PT Dirgantara of Indonesia will produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopterrs for the Indonesian army.
Indonesia's state-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has secured another contract to produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopters for the military worth 170 million U.S. dollars, a senior PTDI official said on Friday, March 15, 2013.
     
Indonesia's state-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has secured another contract to produce 16 Bell 412 EP helicopters for the military worth 170 million U.S. dollars, a senior PTDI official said on Friday, March 15, 2013.
PT Dirgantara Indonesia
delivered two Bell 412 EPs to the Indonesian Army and another to the Navy in March 2012
     

PTDI President Director Budi Santoso said that delivery on the 16 helicopters was scheduled next year as production would take at least one year.

A contract was signed in March last year to produce six Bell 412 helicopters which were handed over to the armed forces on Friday.

The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter manufactured by the American Company Bell Helicopter. Its expansive cabin can be configured to accommodate either cargo or personnel. Its wide opening 7.7 ft. doors accommodate forklift loading into a 220 ft³ cabin. It seats 13 passengers and 2 crew in a cabin adaptable for any mission.

"The procurement contract on those six helicopters was worth 65 million U.S. dollars," he said, quoted by the detik online.

Bell 412 EP is the advanced version of Bell 412 series, designed as multipurpose helicopter. It is fitted by Pratt and Whitney PT6T-3D twin engines, using four blades in its main rotor and two blades in its tail rotor and is capable to board up to 13 people.

 

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