The Bell 412M combines the tested and proven design of the Bell 412 with the latest in state-of-the-art technology. Supported by the Bell BasiX Pro™ Integrated Glass Cockpit, electronically controlled Pratt & Whitney PT6T-9 Twin Pac® engines and a robust airframe that has flown over 6.5 million hours, the Bell 412M is designed to deploy. Over 54% of the Bell 412 global fleet are deployed in military and para-public missions worldwide. Bell 412 is a utility helicopter of the Huey family manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It is a development of the Bell 212, with the major difference being the composite four-blade main rotor.
With troop capacity and power to lift a pilot and up to 14 combat-laden personnel coupled with crew-served weapon options, the Bell 412M is a versatile solution for air assault operations, tactical air mobility and Aerial Reaction Force (ARF). The twin engine Bell 412M reliability, power and unrestrictive, maintenance-free skid landing gear support non-conventional missions to confined, permissive and non-permissive landing areas that include waterborne HELOCAST and parachute operations, skid and/or plank insertion/extraction, SPIES and FRIES. Equipped with an optional hoist, the Bell 412M performs aerial extractions at land or sea.
A customizable tool created from tactical and special operations experience, the Mission Management System (MMS) enables easy user navigation and seamless command and control of mission execution. The intuitive interface and advanced system enhance operational efficiency while reducing pilot workload. Target locations and ranges can be passed from PATHFINDER™ to an optional digital WMS. Launch Acceptable Regions (LAR) or Weapons Engagement Zones (WEZ) can be displayed on the PATHFINDER™ moving map. The EO/IR can be integrated into and displayed directly onto the cockpit Multi-Function Displays (MFD) when equipped with the Bell Basix Pro avionics system.
The CFD International design is a flexible, precision-engineered weapon stores system for combat aircraft. It is a low maintenance design with quick disconnect features to enable easy installation and removal of various mission kits such as munitions and external auxiliary fuel tanks. The modularity of the Huey Ordnance Stores System (HOSS) – integrates high-capacity ammunition magazines with two to four weapons stations plus a pintle mount simultaneously. The HOSS enables the versatility to deploy 2.75 inch rockets, precision-guided missiles, light torpedoes and to fixed forward 7.62 and/or .50 caliber crew-served and mini-guns guns.