Iraq Approved To Buy Armed Bell 407M, 412M Helos

Credit: Bell Textron. Bell Textron is developing a set of special mission military modification kits for its commercial helicopters to provide low-cost, fast-reaction weapons capabilities to nations with urgent security needs but limited defense budgets.

The Iraqi army’s aviation branch has emerged as the first confirmed customer for newly unveiled, armed versions of two Bell helicopters. The U.S. government has approved a Foreign Military Sale package for Iraq to buy 15 new 407M light attack helicopters and 16 412M medium-lift helicopters as part...

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