Slovakia plans to buy Bell 429 light utility helicopters from US under FMS program

 

bell helicopterThe US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Bell 429 light utility helicopters and related support, equipment, and training to the Slovakia Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Under this FMS program, the Government of Slovakia has requested for the sale of nine Bell 429 light utility helicopters with customer-unique modifications.

The package also includes WESCAM MX-10 cameras, mission equipment, communication and navigation equipment, training, spare parts, and logistical support, special tools and test equipment, ground support equipment, technical data, air-frame and engine spare parts, publications, technical assistance, repair and return, quality assurance team, maintenance work order/electronic change proposals, and transportation of aircraft.

The proposed sale of Bell 429 light utility helicopters will help Slovakia in improving its capabilities in current and future coalition efforts, using the improved capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence.

Bell Helicopter is the expected principal contractor for this FMS program.

PROJECT INFO

Project Name: MoD – Procurement of Bell 429 Light Utility Helicopters – Slovakia
Project Status: Planning
Project Type: Parent
Project Start Quarter: Q2 2017
Project Value (USD): 150.00 Million
Project Sector:
Defense Helicopters
Project Location:
Bratislava
Slovakia
Europe

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