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More Bell 412s for Pakistan’s Military

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Pakistani 412(click to view full) The Bell 412EP (Enhanced Performance) is a “twin Huey” with a 4-bladed rotor; while it lists as a commercial product on Bell’s site, over 30 militaries around the world employ it as a utility helicopter. Including Pakistan, which has operated 26 Bell 412s since 2007. The USA has been sending more as “security assistance” aid for the government of Pakistan, and in the wake of huge national floods, a September 2010 DSCA request looks set to turn the 412EP into the mainstay of Pakistan’s utility helicopter fleet… Contracts & Key Events Delivery(click to view larger) Oct 22/10: Reports surface that the USA is preparing a $2 billion military assistance package for Pakistan, including additional helicopters. With respect to Pakistan’s Bell 412s, Defense News reports that: “[South Asia analyst Brian] Cloughley noted the Canadian military’s problems in Afghanistan with its Canadian-built variant, the CH-146 Griffon, and the political debate over its suitability. But he concluded that the Bell 412 was a “good enough aircraft, but it has its limitations, especially in hot and dry” environments, and said, “On balance, the PA [Pakistan Army] could do worse.” The Army has made no public criticism of the Bell […]

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