PTDI delivers two more Bell 412EPI helicopters to Indonesian military
July 21, 2021
through Gabriel Dominguez
State aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) announced on July 21 that it had delivered two more Bell 412EPI multirole medium helicopters to the Indonesian military (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD).
The rotorcraft, said to be the fourth and fifth of the type to be returned to service, are part of a $ 183 million contract signed with the Ministry of Defense in Jakarta in December 2018 for nine Bell 412EPI helicopters customized by PTDI to meet to TNI-AD requirements.
PTDI announced on July 21 that it had handed over two more Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Indonesian military as part of a contract for nine of these rotorcraft signed in December 2018. (PTDI)
No further details were provided, including when deliveries are expected to be completed.
Previous helicopters of this type were delivered to the 11th Air Squadron at the Army Aviation Center. The first platform was delivered in December 2020 while the second and third were delivered in February this year.
reported, the 412EPI is manufactured in the United States by Bell, a subsidiary of Textron, before being handed over to PTDI for customization work prior to final delivery to TNI-AD. At the end of 2019, PTDI announced that it would arm each of the helicopters with “sophisticated weapons”, including a Gatling-type pistol from the US company Dillon Aero.
In 2016, Bell and PTDI signed an extension of the initial industrial and commercial agreement concluded in 2012, allowing the two companies to extend their support and services in Indonesia to Bell helicopter operators.
The two companies have worked together to support the Indonesian armed forces since 1982.
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State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) announced on July 21 that it had …